Manchester United round-up: Radamel Falcao admits privately that he's struggling

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Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has privately admitted that he's struggling for confidence at Old Trafford, reports the Mirror. 

After signing for the Red Devils on deadline day last summer, the Colombian forward has endured a tricky time on English soil under Louis van Gaal.

In fact, Falcao has only found the net on four occasions in his 20 matches for the club, with uncertainty surrounding his long term future.

It appears, then, that the forward is struggling to settle in Manchester, but it remains to be seen as to whether the club will look to secure his services on a permanent basis. 

Despite enduring another tricky day as the Red Devils beat Sunderland by two goals to nil at Old Trafford, Falcao managed to win his side a second half penalty to help open the scoring. The Colombian ace will no doubt be hoping to find the net on Wednesday night as the Red Devils take on Newcastle United. 

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Rooney has faith in Di Maria 

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has backed Argentine winger Angel di Maria to come good at the club, reports The Sun. 

Di Maria has endured a tricky time on English soil of late, however United's skipper believes he will prove his credentials sooner rather than later.

Rooney told reporters:  "Of course he has, this was one of those days that every footballer has.

“He is a great player, he has shown that and you don’t lose your talent overnight. Hopefully he will get back to his best and start giving some great performances for us."

Herrera hails De Gea

Spanish ace Ander Herrera believes Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea could already be the world's best shot-stopper, reports the Telegraph

De Gea has been outstanding between the sticks over the last 18-months or so, and Herrera has hailed his teammate. 

The midfield ace told reporters: "David can become the best goalkeeper in the world. Maybe at this moment David is.

"Manuel Neuer doesn’t receive so many shots because Bayern (Munich) is much, much better than the other teams in Germany. Here in England, they test David and he makes fantastic saves.

"He’s also very good with the ball. When one centre-back passes the ball to him, he can change the play to the other side. Unbelievable."

Manchester United fans: Will Falcao ever get back to his best? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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