Manchester United’s Falcao comments on his ongoing goal-drought

Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao has managed just three goals for Manchester United since signing on loan.

The Colombian international has addressed his ongoing goal-drought in an interview with Blu Radio.

Falcao has scored just three goals in 13 Premier League appearances since agreeing a season-long loan switch to Old Trafford, with the option for United to purchase him outright at the end of the deal.

A series of injuries disrupted his early season form for the Red Devils, but since returning to full fitness he has struggled to truly impose himself upon Louis van Gaal, and the Dutch coach has even opted to choose youngster James Wilson ahead of him.

Having not been named in the squad for United’s 1-0 defeat at home to Southampton last week, the 28-year-old was restored to the starting XI as van Gaal’s men travelled to West London for a tricky game with QPR. He played the full 90 minutes as United clinched a 2-0 victory, but, despite registering four shots, the former Atletico Madrid man failed to find the back of the net once again.

His repeated poor form in front of goal has led to much speculation concerning his future, and van Gaal was quoted by the BBC last week as telling Falcao he has to prove himself if he intends to secure a permanent switch to Old Trafford.

Despite not scoring regularly, Falcao has expressed his delight at actually completing a full game for United, and addressed his need to break his goal-drought, in an interview with Colombian media outlet Blu Radio.

He said: “The 90 minutes were very important to me, I need to play and I'm very happy to do so. I'm looking forward to scoring again, but surely I will if I get the opportunities like I had today [against QPR].”

Falcao also added some thoughts on United’s change in formation in the second half, which was rewarded with a much more attacking display and two goals.

The forward added: “We played more with the ball on the floor, to find the spaces around the side and we were finding spaces there to create danger for the opposing team.”

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