Manchester United fans haven’t been given much reason to be happy about Radamel Falcao recently but three goals in two appearances away on international duty is certainly a reason to smile.
Falcao had plenty of reason to smile as well as his penalty against Kuwait meant he became Colombia’s joint all-time highest goalscorer ever.
For a striker who was so bereft of confidence, it was an excellently taken penalty and one which no goalkeeper in the world could stop.
After so much disappointment with his performances for Man United, it was great to see Falcao scoring again and fans were certainly delighted for the 29-year-old:
Delighted for @FALCAO this weekend, whatever happens he has remained a consummate professional throughout. Class striker, wrong system.
— Pilib de Brún (@Malachians) March 30, 2015
Falcao's scoring goals again, Jesus is getting worried he's going to lose his 'Best Resurrection' title.
— Sam Homewood (@SamHomewood) March 30, 2015
Falcao has three goals in two games for Colombia, regardless of the opposition it should give him a massive confidence boost.
— Amy (@Amy_WatsonMUFC) March 30, 2015
Won't see many better penalties than that. Doesn't matter who is in goal, you aren't stopping those. Fair play, Falcao.
— MUFC Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) March 30, 2015
Wow, that's how to take a penalty @FALCAO
— Hayley B (@Hayles_101) March 30, 2015
Soooo Falcao has scored 3 goals in two games for columbia. Take note Louis.
— Martin Maclean (@Martsmac) March 30, 2015
Can’t we just pay another £6m and loan Falcao again next season? Want to see what he would be like with a proper preseason under his belt.
— Aran Sohal (@AranSohal) March 30, 2015
The real question for Falcao is what happens next? Will Louis van Gaal bring him straight back into the starting XI to face Aston Villa this weekend or will he have to settle for a place on the bench?
With only eight games left this season, time really is of the essence for Falcao and the only way he is going to earn himself a permanent move to the club is most likely if he can have a barnstorming end to the year.