How Twitter reacted to Radamel Falcao's Manchester United departure

Ahead of the club’s 0-0 final day draw with Hull City on Sunday, Manchester United fans across the world discovered the fate of Radamel Falcao.  The Red Devils hierachy have opting against paying a transfer fee of £43 million to make the Colombian’s season-long loan from Ligue 1 permanent, after he managed just four goals in 26 Premier League appearances.

The Monaco frontman had wanted to extend his stay at Manchester United but manager Louis van Gaal made it clear that his season wasn’t enough to justify his retention. The 28-year-old – who seemed to wave goodbye to the crowd at Old Trafford after last Sunday’s game against Arsenal – is not expected to look elsewhere in the Premier League.

Despite a disappointing spell throughout his first season in England, the Colombian international has become a fan favourite at Old Trafford. Indeed, for a player who has largely failed to live up to expectations this term, the reception he has received is truly outstanding.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to news of the Colombian international’s Manchester United exit:

https://twitter.com/iam_ramesh1902/status/602890349812424704

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https://twitter.com/AxAs23/status/602590803752550401

https://twitter.com/Bassa_UTD/status/602704021598707712

https://twitter.com/Richforson_mufc/status/602589454566596608

https://twitter.com/ManUnitedMyLife/status/602576065899409409

Others were slightly more pragmatic.

And finally, here is Falcao’s touching message to the Old Trafford Faithful.

https://twitter.com/FALCAO/status/602785732298682368

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