Manchester United’s Radamel Falcao nets a brace for Colombia

Manchester United’s under-fire striker Radamel Falcao scored two goals on international duty, as his Colombia side dispatched of Bahrain in last night’s international friendly, running out 6-0 winners at full-time, reports Sky Sports.

The 29-year-old has been on the periphery with the Red Devils since his loan move from AS Monaco this season, but he was on song for his country with an impressive contribution. He was made captain for the club, and set up the opening goal for Carlos Bacca. Falcao got himself on the scoresheet with two goals minutes after the half hour mark, and now finds himself among Colombia’s highest all-time scorers.

The 6-0 win over Bahrain that he captained his team for, and played his part in three of the goals, was a brief moment of joy that Falcao has had this season, with his spell at Manchester United failing to really kick off. He’s netted just four goals in 22 games for the Premier League side so far, and recently lost his place in the attack as a result of such poor form.

But manager Louis van Gaal will have no doubt taken note of his performance on international duty, and could well look to give him game time again to see if he can continue his recent purple patch.

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