Posts Tagged Monaco

Monaco looking for Champions League respite

Leverkusen's Son Heung-min from South Korea, left, and Bremen's Alejandro Galvez from Spain challenge for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen in Leverkusen, Germany, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

PARIS (AP) — Monaco’s signings of Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez last year marked the beginning of a new era on the French Riviera. Twelve months later, the stars have left and Monaco is struggling as the club returns to the Champions League following an eight-year hiatus.

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Falcao wants to make loan at United permanent

Manchester United's new players Radamel Falcao, left,  and Daley Blind, right, pose for photographs with manager Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014. The Colombian striker Falcao joined on a season-long loan deal from Ligue 1 side Monaco and Blind signed from Ajax as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his attacking options. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Just one practice session in the company of Radamel Falcao has convinced Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal that the Colombia striker is the player to turn around the team’s flagging fortunes.

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