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Radamel Falcao won't lose Colombia place over poor form

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Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao's disappointing form is causing huge concerns back in Colombia, with the national team president Luis Bedoya conceding that a lack of goals for the Red Devils has to a big worry ahead of preparations for the 2015 Copa America.

Falcao is shoe-in to be picked for the tournament in Chile regardless of whether he starts scoring consistently at Old Trafford, which at this moment in time looks unlikely.

The 29-year-old has found the target just four times in 19 appearances since moving to the Theatre of Dreams on a season-long loan deal, but Bedoya believes he has the quality and character in abundance and ruled out any possibility of him being dropped by Colombia this summer.

Worry has reached back home

In an interview with the Copa America's official website, carried by The Mirror, Bedoya conceded that he's acutely aware of how difficult Falcao is finding life in the Premier League.

Bedoya said: “It’s a difficult matter because as Colombians we would always want Falcao to play an important role.

“I know that he is going through a difficult situation, but we know he has great spiritual, mental and physical quality that will remain focused on the Colombian national side.”

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What next for Falcao?

United manager Louis van Gaal looks likely to drop Falcao for tomorrow's Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium, with top scorer Robin van Persie fit and ready to reclaim his place in the starting XI.

Falcao up front with Van Persie is a combination that looked fantastic on paper, but just hasn't worked for Van Gaal and has left United lacking pace and purpose in attack for large spells of recent matches.

'El Tigre' is now facing a serious fight to salvage his United career, particularly when you consider the terms of his astronomical £265,000-a-week contract value a permanent summer transfer at a whopping £43 million.

Quite frankly United have to pass on that deal with current form factored in, but Falcao could still prove he's still relevant at the top level of the game by finding his shooting boots between now and the end of the season.

If chances present themselves Falcao simply has to start scoring, otherwise his position as a top striker may be damaged irreparably and not just with United. 

Man United fans, is Falcao finished at Old Trafford or does he deserve more time to find top form? Have your say in the comment box below!

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