Manchester United’s on-loan Colombian striker Radamel Falcao has finally broken his duck for the Old Trafford outfit.
The former Atletico Madrid hit man has been looking for his maiden goal since arriving in the summer, finally, he got it at the weekend against Everton and it was the goal that gave the Red Devils all 3 points against their stubborn foes.
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has taken credit for Falcao’s goal, claiming his pep talk must have done the magic.
According to him, he urged the Colombian to relax and stop trying too hard to score as he had nothing to prove.
“He needed that goal. I talked with him and I told him that he was forcing himself too much to score.”
“He is a player who scores in every match” he added.
“Now he has his [first goal], it will be better after the international break”, the Manchester United boss explained.
I guess Van Gaal is right. Falcao arrived to Old Trafford with a huge weight of expectation on his shoulders albeit experienced ones.
Every club he has played, he has set the stage alight with his goals and the Premier League wasn’t expected to be an exception.
Little wonder, Manchester United were willing to fork out almost 20million Pounds to bring him on loan from Monaco while others buckled.
Fans expected him to hit the ground running considering the fact that they played some average teams a la QPR, Leceister and West Ham but still no goal from the expensive loanee.
But now that the goal has finally come and at an important moment, it is bound to give his confidence the much needed boost.
The most difficult goal to score for a new team is the very first one. Often times, when that comes, more follows.
Hopefully, the same would play out for Falcao.