There is no doubt Manchester United supporters are desperate for Radamel Falcao to succeed at Old Trafford.
His name on the team sheet is always greeted by positivity and it appears his hero status comes from the fact his deadline day move was such a surprise.
His goals are met with chaotic celebrations and fans were desperately disappointed when he was thwarted against QPR. Falcao’s movement and determination were once again on show against Cambridge United but he was once again denied by a top save.
It was the only time a team-mate picked out a Falcao run and the frustrating lack of a service to a striker that clearly has great movement is beginning to grate on supporters.
It's a pity if the likes of Falcao and Herrera are moved on because they don't fit the "philosophy". They deserve much better. #MUFC
— Michael Gatt (@MikielGatt) January 23, 2015
i'm pretty sure i've seen jones touch the ball more than falcao.
— Sarah Jones (@sarahmufc93) January 23, 2015
Falcao did so well there. Great keepering
— Paul (@UtdRantcast) January 23, 2015
Falcao will get taken off and everyone will criticise him again, yet he's had no f'in service! #MatchdayMac
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) January 23, 2015
Watching Falcao – it just feels so Veron. A world class player #MUFC can't get the best from. Heartbreaking how history repeats. Were poor.
— Rob B. (@_Rob_B) January 23, 2015
"Falcao will be going berserk in that dressing room." Poor lad making all the right movements but being let down by those around him. #mufc
— Serge Adam (@SergeMUFC) January 23, 2015
With every game that goes with Falcao scoring, the pressure on him is growing. Unlike at other clubs, he could get past a bad spell with time but due to his loan deal, the Colombian has until just June to prove to Louis van Gaal he should stay permanently.
To do that, he will hope to start against Leicester City at Old Trafford and the replay against Cambridge, the player’s talent is undeniable but he needs his team-mates to get on his wavelength. If they don’t, Falcao’s future at the club looks bleak.