Robin van Persie praises former Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has praised former team-mate Radamel Falcao and believes the Colombian will be back to his best next season.

Robin van Persie has been singing the praises of 'fantastic' Radamel Falcao and believes his former team-mate will rediscover his best form.

Falcao endured a disappointing season-long loan spell from AS Monaco at Manchester United in 2014/15, scoring just four goals in a campaign blighted by injury and loss of form.

The Colombia international has been linked with a move to Chelsea, as per the Express, and Van Persie has no doubt that the 29-year-old will soon be back to his fearsome best.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal made the decision when the season ended that Falcao's deal would not be made permanent and he would return to Monaco for the foreseeable future.

"I've got a lot of respect for Falcao," Van Persie told the Independent.

"In any position he was used, he kept doing his best, training extra hard. That's what a real professional does. Falcao is a fantastic football player. He'll always come back on top."

Meanwhile, Van Persie has a question mark hanging over his own Manchester United future, saying the club must evaluate a strange and difficult situation, as per ESPN.

In 25 Premier League appearances this season the Netherlands international scored just 10 goals, so, like Falcao, his form was reflected in a poor season and has put his future in doubt. Injuries have been an issue, too, but even when he played, at times, the 31-year-old looked disinterested.

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