Manchester United will wait until April before making a final decision on signing permanently Radamel Falcao.
The 28-year-old Colombian has effectively been placed on a four-month trial after United agreed with his parent club Monaco that should be the cut-off point in sorting out the player's future, says the Mail on Sunday.
United are prepared to be patient with £265,000-a-week Falcao who they believe is one of the few genuinely world-class centre-forwards out there.
They are satisfied that the anterior cruciate damage to his left knee sustained in January - causing Falcao to miss eight months including the World Cup - is healed.
But predictably after such a long lay-off, he has suffered other injuries since joining United to huge fanfare in the summer. United agreed to pay his club Monaco an initial £6million loan fee with the option of making a £50million move permanent later on.
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