Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has underlined the importance of Radamel Falcao scoring for his team again.
The Manchester United striker was on target for the South American side in their 3-0 victory over El Salvador at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.
It was Falcao’s first international start for almost a year, and his performance in the friendly was very encouraging and promising.
Besides scoring in the seventh minute of the encounter with a powerful header, the 28-year-old provided the assist for Colombia’s second goal.
Falcao damaged his anterior crucial ligament back in January and missed the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in the summer, and Pekerman is happy that the former Atletico Madrid star is back among the goals.
‘We're happy to be able to watch Falcao once again score a goal with the national team’, United’s official website quotes him as saying.
‘We were hoping that it was going to happen. And that's very important tonight. In the second half, obviously the goals came fast. That was clearly key - it enabled the team to relax and seal off the game’.
Falcao joined United from AS Monaco on a season-long loan deal from transfer deadline day and has been impressive for the Red Devils so far this campaign.
The former FC Porto star has scored one goal and has created three chances in four Premier League appearances for United, while having a pass accuracy of 85% and a shot accuracy of 44%.