Manchester United legend Denis Law believes it is only a matter of time until Radamel Falcao displays his best form at Old Trafford.
The Colombian joined United on loan from Monaco last summer amid a flurry of excitement but he has so far struggled to produce the kind of performances that once made him one of the world’s deadliest strikers.
Against West Ham United last week, his movement was minimal and he could not get a partnership going with Robin van Persie. Falcao’s poor form continued against Burnley on Wednesday and he did not register a single shot during the match.
Despite his shaky start, Law insists Falcao is too good a player to not get back to his best.
Speaking about the striker, Law said: ”When you look at our [United’s] squad, it looks really good. The guys who have come in have shown what they can do, and we’ll soon see them regularly at their best. Angel Di Maria is obviously a special talent, and while Radamel Falcao maybe hasn’t scored as many goals as he would have liked so far, there’s no questioning his pedigree and his ability.
“He has been absolutely excellent throughout his career and everyone was looking forward to seeing him play when his arrival was announced. He’s a goalscorer, a good player who gets involved, and again he’s needed time to settle in, especially coming back from such a bad injury. But once he starts scoring regularly then you’ll see an even better player.
“As a goalscorer, you go through spells where everything is going in and other times when nothing will go right for you at all. You miss the target, hit the woodwork or the goalie makes a fabulous save, and it feels like a lot of things are conspiring against you.
“All you can do is keep trying, keep doing what you do best and nobody can ask any more than that. There’s no question about Falcao’s commitment at all; he’s proven that beyond any doubt.”
Monaco and United have reportedly agreed a fee for Falcao should Louis van Gaal wish to bring him in permanently but the 29-year-old has done little to convince fans his long-term future lies at Old Trafford.
He will need to make a major impact as United head into the tail end of the season if he is to earn a permanent move.