Radamel Falcao Manchester United
Will Radamel Falcao feature for Manchester United in their English Premier League game against QPR, that is the questionReuters

There might be a few injuries here or there for Manchester United, a knock to worry about and an injury to be taken into consideration, but the main news remains whether Louis Van Gaal will put Radamel Falcao in the squad, let alone in the playing XI, for the English Premier League match against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

Manchester United were quite poor in their last Premier League match, a 1-0 defeat to Southampton, but rather than focusing on that woeful performance, the headlines were stolen by Falcao and the fact that Van Gaal left him out of the matchday squad despite no injuries to the Colombian.

The "controversy" has rumbled on and on and Van Gaal, as clear as day, said it is up to Falcao to prove that he is worth all the money Manchester United are paying him – reportedly £40,000 a day – and will pay -- £43 million – if they make the transfer permanent.

"If a player costs £95 million or £5,000 it's not any different for me," said Van Gaal. "You have to prove yourself.

"I have spoken to him but I always speak with the players, I am a good communicator, so that is not a big exception," he added on MUTV.

"But of course he was not in the squad, so then you talk more with this kind of player because for them it is a big disappointment.

"I wanted to explain what he has to do in the future and that I have done."

Falcao is in line for a start, or at the very least, a place on the bench at Loftus Road with main striker Robin Van Persie a big doubt for the match. Van Persie had to be taken off after injuring his ankle during the loss to Southampton last Sunday, and even if the Manchester United manager has preferred James Wilson in recent times over Falcao, it does look likely the Colombian will be involved in the game against QPR.

"It's not worse," said Van Gaal when asked to give an injury update. Only Van Persie is maybe injured but it is a minor injury. I don't think it's a great problem."

Ashley Young remains sidelined for Manchester United, while Marcos Rojo, with a thigh problem, and Rafael, fractured cheekbone, could also miss out.

United legend Rio Ferdinand is facing a race against time to be fit enough to be considered for the match against his former club, with the QPR defender still struggling with a groin problem. Sandro and Yun Suk-young, though, could return after training with the team this week.

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