Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has admitted that Radamel Falcao had to score against QPR this afternoon.
The Red Devils beat the Premier League strugglers by two goals to nil at Loftus Road, but United's Colombian hitman missed a number of glorious opportunities as the Red Devils just about secured maximum points.
The striker, who replaced Robin van Persie in the starting XI in west London, missed as many as three wonderful opportunities throughout.
Has to score
And, when asked about Falcao's missed opportunities in his post match press conference, the Red Devils boss insisted that he "has to score", and could have claimed as many as three goals in the victory.
However, despite insisting that the forward should have found the back of the net, the United manager suggested that his No.9 held the line well.
He continued by saying: "I have to judge how he has played. Scoring goals is an important aspect of the striker. But it's important that he can play further with a striker. And I think he did that well."
Falcao, then, is clearly still struggling with life at the Theatre of Dreams, but will be desperate to prove his credentials at the club over the coming weeks and months as he goes in search of claiming a permanent deal with the club.
United, though, despite a poor performance, will be extremely pleased with the outcome at Loftus Road as they maintain their challenge for European qualification.
Ultimately, it was substitutes James Wilson and Marouane Fellaini who found the back of the net, but United will still be hoping for improvement under the Dutch regime.
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