The international break is something that most club managers frown upon, by the break seems to have came at the perfect time for Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao. Fallacy has struggled to make the impact many expected of him at Old Trafford after joining on a season-long loan from Monaco. But he says he will return to Manchester United with renewed confidence after scoring three times for Colombia in the last week. Those goals lifted him on to 24 goals from 56 appearances, which leaves him one goal behind Arnoldo Iguaran on his country’s all-time scoring chart.
The United striker told Sport 360:
“I think that when I score, it’s always important and that gives me confidence. I said before I need minutes, I need to play games in a row, and here in the national team I have had the opportunity. I gave my best and I scored, and I now return to Manchester with more confidence.”
Asked what his targets are for the remainder of the season, Falcao responded:
“We have the last eight games. I will give my best to have the chance to play as many minutes as possible.
“I have said before I need to play. I need minutes and I am confident about me, about my fitness. I am confident.”
Falcao has scored just four times in 22 appearances for Louis van Gaal’s side and United, who paid a reported £6m loan fee for the striker, must decide whether to take up a £43.5m option to make the deal permanent in the summer. The former Atletico Madrid and Porto man, who has been linked with a move to Juventus, was also asked if he expects to be with United next season.
He said: “I have faith about that and when the season finishes, I am going to sit and think about my future and what is the best for my career.”
I don’t think that even if Falcao goes on a scoring streak that he will be back at Old Trafford next season, but he has been such a great scorer over the years, that it would be good if the Premier League fans could get a glimpse of what was a world class talent.