Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole believes Radamel Falcao will regain his best form wherever he ends up playing next season.
Falcao joined Man United from Monaco on a season-long loan last summer but he has struggled during his time at Old Trafford.
The Colombian has often been left on the substitute’s bench by Louis van Gaal and it looks increasingly likely that he will be moved on at the end of the season.
However, Cole insisted Falcao can still get back to his best and that United may be making a mistake if they let him go.
Speaking about the situation, Cole said: “I look at Falcao and I still think he is a quality player.
“If you look at his movement and what he has done for his national team, you know he scores goals. His record before coming here was phenomenal, absolutely ridiculous. I know he has had an indifferent time since coming to Manchester United and everyone is saying he can’t score goals any more, but no – it isn’t like that.
“He has not got as many as he would have liked when he came to Manchester United. But that doesn’t mean he is a bad player. He is far from a bad player.
“I don’t know whether United will keep him. The powers that be are considering it. If he doesn’t stay here next year and he goes somewhere else, he will score goals.
“You don’t stop scoring goals because you have an injury or whatever. It might take a little bit longer to recover from the injury but once you get injured it doesn’t mean you stop. He will score goals wherever. If he doesn’t stay here he will definitely do that.”
Cole should know a thing or two about scoring goals given the fact he is second on the list of all-time scorers in the Premier League.
The saying goes that form is temporary, class is permanent but Falcao has done little to suggest he will reproduce the form that once made him one of the world’s deadliest strikers. It would be a big gamble for United to keep him for another year, particularly as he is earning upwards of £250,000 a week.