Radamel Falcao believes he could still have a future at Manchester United despite his woeful form this season.
The Colombian is on loan at Old Trafford and the Red Devils have the option to sign him permanently at the end of the campaign for around £43 million. That seems highly unlikely however given that he's scored just four goals in the Premier League this term and hasn't started a game since the 2-0 win over Sunderland back in February.
While it's widely considered that he'll return back to Monaco in the summer, a hatful of goals during the international break for Colombia against both Bahrain and Kuwait appear to have restored his confidence.
A brace against Bahrain and a penalty against Kuwait means that the 29-year-old has equalled Colombia's goalscoring record with 24 international strikes to his name - and now he believes he can return to Manchester United and impress in their last eight Premier League games.
Asked if he would be staying at Manchester United after the game against Kuwait last night, he said; 'I have faith about that and when the season finishes I am going to sit down and think about my future and what is the best for my career.
'I think when I score it's always important and that gives me confidence,' he added. 'I said before I need minutes, I need to play games in a row and here in the national team I have had the opportunity. I gave my best and I scored and I now return to Manchester with more confidence.
'We have the last eight games, I will give my best to have the chance to play as many minutes as possible. I have said before I need to play, I need minutes and I am confident about me, about my fitness. I am confident.'
While Falcao will be hoping to return to Manchester United and get some game time, with Robin van Persie closing in on a return from injury he may find time on the pitch even harder to come by.
The former Atletico Madrid and Porto forward has been linked with staying in the Premier League in recent weeks - however not with Manchester United. Tottenham, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been credited with an interest in the forward, and could try and loan him with an option to make the move permanent in a deal similar to the one he signed with the Red Devils last summer.
Falcao is a top class striker, but his chance at Manchester United has gone. Even if he gets 10 goals in his last eight games there are just too many doubts surrounding his age, his knee and his form to splash so much money on him.
A move to another club who are willing to give him regular game time so that he can gradually get back to his best would be a smart decision, but sadly Manchester United isn't that club.