Radamel Falcao is looking to prove himself this weekend.
This weekend Manchester United travel to London for an away meeting with QPR. The game at Loftus Road is, on paper, a banker. When you consider the simplicity of United's home victory the obvious prediction is a United away reverse.
One player who has been calling out his team-mates to be, excuse his pun, 'united' for the fixture is Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.
Last night he Tweeted:
The team is united for tomorrow's match! Thank you so much to all the @ManUtd fans for your incredible support.— Radamel Falcao (@FALCAO) January 16, 2015
Of course Falcao's Tweet is noteworthy considering the events of the past week involving the expensive loanee.
Last weekend he was left out of the squad for the game with Southampton, which United lost 1-0, and that caused plenty of rumour to be cast in the week since.
On Monday the Daily Mail openly discussed the possibility of his loan deal ending early this month, and they essentially cast a no-go over a potential permanent deal in the summer.
It did not help when his agent Jorge Mendes told The Guardian that he could not confirm that Falcao would be at United next season, stating:
“The truth is, right now we don’t know what will happen. What we do know is that he will play in one of the very best clubs in the world next season, whether that is Manchester United or not."
So Falcao's future is certainly in doubt, but at least he seems up for the game this weekend.
He might indeed be needed. Louis van Gaal told his press conference today, as reported on Manchester United's official website, that Robin van Persie is a major doubt for the game with an ankle injury:
"It's not worse. Only van Persie is maybe injured but it is a minor injury. I don't think it's a great problem."
So Falcao might just be ready to prove his doubters wrong this weekend.