This afternoon, Louis van Gaal confirmed that Radamel Falcao will be out of action for a further two weeks with a calf injury.

The striker says that he is feeling better and will be ready to play soon, despite reports in the press suggesting that he was suffering with a reoccurrence of his knee injury.

I am getting better, I feel well and I hope to come back to the pitch soon. It is disappointing that I can’t play but I have to be calm and recover because that is important to help the team when I return to the games. It is a bit frustrating. Well, it is more than frustrating actually and it detracts from the credibility of the media that there is so much speculation and that so many falsehoods have been written about it. I think with an audience of so many millions of people, it is not right. I did take a small injury to my calf, which is something that I need to be careful with, but there are a lot of stories circulating that are pure speculation.