Stockport-born striker Adam Le Fondre scored with two classy finishes to propel the Trotters to a 2-0 win over the Lions at the Macron Stadium.
The Trotters travel to Blackburn tonight for their first league game since they conceded an injury-time equaliser to draw 1-1 with Reading last Tuesday.
With Falcao having turned 29 last month, anything near the quoted £43 million price that Manchester United could pay in the summer for his permanent services would undeniably represent a monumental gamble on the club’s part.
The Manchester-born striker, who only turns 20 on Sunday, sustained the injury in the 1-1 draw with Reading at the Macron Stadium in midweek having scored six goals in 10 games since his debut.
Eidur Gudjohnsen’s fourth goal since rejoining Wanderers gave them a second-half lead, but Jamie Mackie netted an injury-time equaliser to cost the home side two points.