Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao may have just have found the new good luck charm he needs to turn the tide at Old Trafford in 2015, in the form of a brand spanking new pair of Puma football boots.
Strikers are a superstitious bunch and given the fine margins between success and failure it's easy to see why, so don't be surprised if Falcao can put together a much-needed goal glut in his fresh fancy footwear.
Falcao's frustrating time against Queens Park Rangers last weekend is a prime example of his recent lean spell, with the Colombian forward clearly working very hard but ultimately failing to deliver the goods in the penalty area at Loftus Road.
Falcao undre more pressure than ever to turn the tide
The 28-year-old has scored just three times in 13 Premier League appearances since completing a lucrative season-long switch to Old Trafford, on a deal worth a whopping £265,000-a-week.
Falcao's chances of making the move permanent in a deal worth more than £40 million depend very much on his form in the second half of the season, which is perhaps why his manufacturer Puma have decided to slap a shiny new pair of boots on one of their most-high profile clients.
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New Puma evospeed's get the big launch treatment
Puma have today confirmed the launch of the new boots in question, the evospeed 1.3 complete with a new garish colourway that they rather optimistically describe as 'bright plasma, white and peacoat.'
Falcao and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will wear the lively numbers from this week, which in a strange quirk means their first outing should come at Cambridge United's Abbey Stadium on Friday night.
United will surely give Falcao the chance to lead the line in that FA Cup tie against the League Two minnows later this week, a match in which the former ruthless Monaco marksman really needs to make sure these new Puma's prove to be the shooting boots he's been hiding for the best part six months.
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