Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has been such an overwhelming flop since moving to Old Trafford that he appears ready to try absolutely anything to rediscover his goalscoring form.
The Colombia international was filmed showcasing his 'Air Soccer' skills in a pre-meditated routine at the Theatre of Dreams that was captured by the Premier League giants' official Vine account.
Falcao is caught on camera controlling a fictitious ball in mid-air on his chest before proceeding to do a few keepie-uppies and an 'around-the-world' trick before volleying into the distance and finishing off with a cheeky thumbs-up to the media official charged with recording the event for #TohokuUnited.
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If only the AS Monaco loanee could replicate that kind of competence, intricate touch and confidence in a real game scenario for the Red Devils, then perhaps supporters would start to lay-off him.
Louis van Gaal has continued to keep faith in the 29-year-old talisman, though, despite the fact he's managed to contribute a paltry sum of four goals in 20 Manchester United appearances.
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It's a far cry from the fine form that made Falcao one of the most prolific marksman on the planet during previous spells at FC Porto and Atletico Madrid, and probably what prompted the Red Devils to lure him to England from Ligue 1 on transfer deadline day last summer.
The South American's serious anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered midway through last season at Stade Louis II has been well-documented, but even the most pessimistic of Manchester United supporter would surely have expected more from Falcao now that he's returned to full fitness.
A few niggling injuries hampered his progress in the early stages at Old Trafford, but after struggling to produce anywhere near the level of performance that had previously become customary, it's now being reported that Van Gaal has decided against making Falcao's temporary move permanent.
The Daily Mirror cites a report from French newspaper L'Equipe which suggests Manchester United will turn down the option they have to secure his signature long-term upon the expiry of Falcao's current deal in the summer.
Having already forked out upwards of £6 million just to take him on a season-long loan, it looks unlikely that senior chiefs will sanction the £43.2 million required to make the move permanent, although the Daily Telegraph believe that Falcao still has time to earn a long-term contract with a final decision to be taken at the end of the campaign.
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