Colombian newspaper El Colombiano have slammed Manchester United's approach to Radamel Falcao and have backed the player to stay strong and work hard until he gets a move away.
The 29-year-old, who joined United from Monaco on loan last summer, has endured a torrid time in England and looks to be firmly out-of-favour with Louis van Gaal after appearing for the Under-21 side against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night.
Falcao played 79 minutes against a young Spurs side, but failed to hit the back of the net and was subsequently substituted for 19-year-old Josh Harrop. The game went on to finish 1-1 after Rafael da Silva pulled United level after Gareth Bale lookalike Kenneth McEvoy put the North London side in front.
After the news broke internationally over the former Atletico Madrid striker’s demotion to the Under-21s, the response from highly-regarded Colombian newspaper El Colombiano certainly sided with the player.
The newspaper commented on how Falcao must stay professional while he is at United and should do everything asked of him by Van Gaal, even if he doesn't feel wanted.
In fact, former Santa Fe coach Wilson Gutierrez even argued that football for the United Under-21 side could be good for the forward as it gives him valuable playing time.
Whatever the reason for his plight as United, the outcome of his future is surely written on the wall, with his loan due to reach a conclusion at the end of the season. Although, even if United don't take up their option to buy, it would not be surprising to see a Premier League, or large European, rival swoop for him and take him from Monaco themselves.
225 career goals in 375 games in all competitions, both at club and international level, show that in the right team he can be as deadly as any marksman in world football.