Juan Cuadrado celebrates Radamel Falcao goal against Aston Villa

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Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado made no secret of his delight about Manchester United's equaliser against Aston Villa on Saturday, after taking to Twitter to celebrate the goal scored by his international team-mate Radamel Falcao.

The Colombian striker - making his first start for the Red Devils since the start of October - cancelled out Christian Benteke's opener with a well-taken header early in the second half to earn his side a share of the spoils at Villa Park.

Louis van Gaal admitted he was frustrated to see Manchester United's six-game winning run come to an end, but Falcao's contribution at least meant the Premier League giants avoided defeat at a ground where they have a notoriously good record.

Cuadrado certainly seized the opportunity to heap praise on his compatriot, who has so far struggled for fitness and form following his season-long loan move from AS Monaco to Old Trafford.

It's only the second goal the 28-year-old has registered this term, and he'll need to improve on that if he's going to earn a permanent transfer to Manchester United, as Van Gaal has already been linked with a number of other players to potentially replace the South American marksman.

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Incidentally, Cuadrado is one of those players that has been frequently linked with a switch to the Theatre of Dreams over the past few months, particularly after his impressive performances for his country at the World Cup in Brazil during the summer.

Only last week the Daily Star reported that the Serie 'A' star has grown increasingly frustrated with life in Florence and could push for a move away from Stadio Artemio Franchi as soon as the January transfer window. 

However, if Manchester United remain keen on securing Cuadrado's services they must be prepared to meet Fiorentina's valuation, with The Express reporting back in October that the 26-year-old will cost nothing less than £32 million.

Van Gaal will certainly have money to spend again in 2015 but after paying close to £60 million to sign Angel di Maria it remains to be seen whether he'll splash another significant amount of cash on another wide-man.

Cuadrado's ability to play in a wing-back position might convince the Dutchman to do the deal, and the presence of close friend Falcao at Old Trafford could also prove decisive in the player's decision to agree to the transfer.

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