Manchester United are reportedly yet to come to a decision regarding striker Radamel Falcao's future at the club.
According to Manchester Evening News (MEN), the Colombian international striker's future will only be decided at the end of the current campaign despite reports suggesting that the club have decided against making his move permanent.
Falcao arrived in Manchester on transfer deadline day from Ligue 1 club AS Monaco on a season-long loan, with the option of making it permanent at the end of the season for a reported fee of £43.2m.
But the Colombian forward has struggled since he arrived in England and a lack of fitness and form have seen him score just four goals for United in 20 appearances. The report claims that the Old Trafford club have already informed the French club of their intentions to not take up the option of making the striker's stay permanent following the completion of his loan spell.
But the MEN report believes that Louis van Gaal is yet to take a decision and will only confirm his stance in May once the 2014/15 Premier League season comes to a close.
Apart from Falcao, summer arrivals Ander Herrera and Angel di Maria have also struggled to fully adapt to life at Old Trafford, but the manager has defended his new signings and admitted that it will take at least a year for them to settle down fully on and off the field.
But Falcao, who is on a temporary contract and very high wages, will have just 10 Premier League games and a couple of FA Cup games depending on United's progress, to prove himself to the manager.
The former Atletico Madrid striker has struggled to nail down a place in the starting lineup even when fit, due to the presence of Robin van Persie. Now with the Dutch striker injured for at least two more weeks, this could be a good opportunity for the Colombian to prove his real worth.