Colombia coach on the 'huge problem' with Radamel Falcao

A man who knows Manchester United loanee Radamel Falcao very well has been speaking about the player's form and confidence.

Colombia’s international coach Jose Pekerman has been speaking about Manchester United loanee Radamel Falcao’s current struggles in comments published by

The 29-year-old arrived at Old Trafford with considerable fanfare but he has failed to live up to the hype thus far, struggling for game-time and netting just four times in 21 appearances.

Given his current place in the United pecking-order, it would be a big surprise if he remained at the club beyond his loan spell. But whatever the future holds, Pekerman clearly wants to get the player’s confidence back.

“It’s a huge problem that we need to resolve,” Pekerman said. “This problem is as large as the sadness that Falcao is going through right now.

“I want to work with him again and help him restore his confidence.”

The United loanee will join up with Colombia for their international friendlies against Kuwait and Bahrain next week and that could be the perfect chance for the player to get his mojo back.

There is no doubting his talent, but United manager Louis van Gaal has used him sparingly and sometimes not at all, even when his side have been crying out for a goal as they were in the FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal.

On that occasion Falcao remained on the bench but he could yet play a vital role as United look to secure a top-four finish in May.

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