Radamel Falcao has taken some time to settle to life in Manchester but there are signs now that the striker is finally adapting to Premier League life.
Falcao’s equaliser against Stoke was his second in a couple of weeks and it will be a reassurance to United supporters that he looked as fit and energetic as anyone at the Britannia Stadium.
The Colombian had a good start to life with United when he started three games in a row and opened his account against Everton before a calf injury kept him out for over a month.
Supporters have questioned whether Falcao is going to be worth the hefty fee commanded in the summer but he appears to be getting most fans on side.
Don't understand why Falcao was taken off so early on, looked our most threatening player by some distance.
— Amy (@Amy_WatsonMUFC) January 1, 2015
Been impressed with Falcao's all round play today.
— Sarah Jones (@sarahmufc93) January 1, 2015
Falcao is quality. End of
— Darren (@dazjenno) January 1, 2015
Falcao's built for these games. Love this guy.
— Black Kenny (@AliquaScripto) January 1, 2015
Falcao still isn't 100% but what a striker.
— Stretty News (@StrettyNews) January 1, 2015
‘El Tigre’ certainly seemed to thrive on the battle against Stoke’s defenders whilst his team mates appeared to shy away from the fight.
He got stuck in to the defenders, ran in behind well and was a constant nuisance to the home side. If he can add regular goals to his improved overall performances, Falcao may be lining up at Old Trafford at the start of next season.