Photo: Man United’s Juan Mata hails ‘top guy’ Radamel Falcao
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata dedicates an Instagram post to under-pressure striker Radamel Falcao
Juan Mata has paid tribute to “top guy” Radamel Falcao ahead of Manchester United’s clash against Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.
The Red Devils forward has endured a miserable debut campaign in the Premier League after the Colombia international joined the 20-time English champions on a season-long loan from Monaco last summer.
The Spain international appears to have become firm friends with the 29-year-old forward, who is expected to return to the Ligue 1 side at the end of his loan spell in the summer transfer window.
And Mata, who is expected to line up against Palace at Old Trafford, posted a photo of the pair during a training session at Carrington on Friday afternoon.
Mata posted the above photo and wrote: “With my friend the Tiger. Top man. @falcao. @manchesterunited”
Falcao has scored four goals and made four assists in 23 Premier League games for Manchester United so far this season.
He has not scored for Louis van Gaal’s side since the 3-1 win over Leicester back in January.