Van Gaal working on a ‘solution’ to improve under-performing star

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that he is trying to find a solution to improve the performances of under-fire striker Radamel Falcao.

The Colombia international is spending the campaign on loan at Old Trafford from Monaco, but has not showed the form that made him such as a success in previous stints with Porto and Atletico Madrid.

El Tigre has only netted four Premier League goals for the Red Devils this season in an injury-thwarted campaign and looks set to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season.

Van Gaal played the South American marksman in an under-21 fixture recently and revealed in yesterday’s press conference that he is trying to get the best out of Falcao.

“We are looking for the solution,” the Dutchman is quoted as saying by The BBC.

“You can give fantastic performances in another country but not in the country that you are present for. That is not the first example and it will not be the last example.”

The 29-year-old is in the running to start against Tottenham in the key Premier League clash at Old Trafford tomorrow, with Robin van Persie out injured.