Why we could be seeing a different side to Falcao at Old Trafford

Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao is yet to score since his arrival at Manchester United, nonetheless, he has impressed in other departments.

The Colombian international joined Manchester United on a temporary deal during the summer window, but after missing half of last season and the summer World Cup through injury, he is slowly regaining his match sharpness.

He may have failed to find the back of the net as of yet, nonetheless, the Old Trafford faithful are being treated to newly-emerging side to his game, as the statistic below suggests:

Falcao has recorded two assists in just two appearances for the Red Devils; a total already superior to his combined efforts across the last three campaigns. Despite not being able to score, he has posed a threat with his new-found creativity.

Against West Ham on Saturday, Falcao fashioned the final pass for Robin van Persie to score the Red Devils' second of the afternoon. He slid a pass through to van Persie, who angled in a right-foot shot, to put United two to the good. 

Meanwhile, in last weekend's match with newly-promoted Leicester, he prevented the Dutchman with a routine header - which went in off Liam Moore - after firing in a perfect cross from the left flank. This assist was perhaps the pick of the two.  

Previously, he has never needed to rely on this ability. Instead, his goal-scoring prowess has seen him take centre-stage at each of his clubs. However, in a team that boasts the attacking talent of United, he will no longer be expected to shoulder the burden of carrying his side in the final third. 

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