Among the transfer deadline day madness there came the audacious swoop from Manchester United for the Colombian hit-man Radamel Falcao.
The extremely expensive loan deal clearly showed the the world that Manchester United were not waiting around in the hope that Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck will improve their goalscoring record to fire them back to former glories, they were going to bring the game to the opposition from the front.
With the arrival of the lethal striker this allowed local lad Welbeck to move to rivals Arsenal which surprised many and sparked claims stating that Manchester United had lost their identity, Manchester United were betraying their roots etc. This only further showcased Louis van Gaal's (and Ed Woodward's) intent on bringing back the Manchester United that the nation love and loath.
Falcao vs Everton
Falcao managed to break his duck after just four appearances in the Red Devils shirt which will please every single Manchester United fan around the world. The emphatic forward was not at his lethal best against Everton with several chances being spurned but nobody could fault his movement and work rate especially on the line denying Phil Jagielka completing the Everton comeback to make it 2-1.
Falcao seemed to have his boots on the wrong feet with some of his chances given to him as he sliced and powered chances wide of Tim Howard's goal but with the scores level it was Howard who was at fault with his mad dash to the sideline and instead of making certain the ball was safe he opted to look for the pass but only found Rafael, who found Antonio Valencia, who then in turn found Angel Di Maria, whose scuffed shot became a cross for Radamel Falcao who adjusted his body superbly to deflect the ball into the opposite corner of a sprawling Howard.
With a quick glance to the linesman (along with 75,294 in attendance) the stadium and Falcao erupted. Joy, delight, ecstasy and relief among just some of the emotions to escape the bulging Colombian as he celebrated in front of the Manchester United faithful.
The relief aspect might be slightly premature but strikers play on momentum and confidence, these two elements will have been playing on the former Atletico Madrid forward's brain along with other factors such as acclimatising to England, gelling in a new team and trying to rediscover that splendid form he had at Monaco before his horrific injury. That all came out in one moment of pure bliss.
What now for Falcao?
Now, Falcao has the international break, a bit of a kick in the teeth as the Manchester United forward will be wanting to build on the winning goal from Sunday as soon as he can. He need not worry about finding chances hard to come by against West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea as captain Wayne Rooney will still be suspended.
Falcao will also not find chances hard to come by on the field as well with the exquisite form of new signing Angel Di Maria providing goals and assists along with Juan Mata linking up the play in the hole and also the rejuvenated form of Rafael who was bombing up and down the wing against Everton, supplying crosses for Robin van Persie and Falcao.
It is hard to see how Falcao cannot be a hit at Manchester United and once he finds his full fitness, the goals will come more often than the opposition would like.
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