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Radamel Falcao scored a brace for Colombia Reuters

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has expressed his happiness in rediscovering his clinical skills after scoring a brace for Colombia during a 6-0 victory in a national team friendly against Bahrain on 26 March.

The Colombia international has not scored for manager Louis van Gaal's United side since the 3-1 victory over Leicester City on 31 January, while his latest goal with the national team came in a friendly against El Salvador in October 2014.

Having only started one game for United since February, Colombia manager Jose Pekerman expressed his concerns about the striker situation but claimed the forward still has time to redirect his career.

He said: "It's a huge problem that we need to resolve; this problem is as large as the sadness that Falcao is going through right now. I feel I need to support him because I understand how hard it is for him and the difficult moment he is experiencing. I want to work with him again and help him restore his confidence."

And the 29-year-old striker responded to the manager's trust by scoring a first-half brace in four minutes after assisting Carlos Bacca in getting the opener.

With Real Madrid star James Rodriguez out due to injury, the former Atletico Madrid striker lead Pekerman's side to victory to take his tally to 23 goals in 55 internationals, closing the record of Arnoldo Iguaran, who netted 25 from 1978 to 1991.

Speaking after the game to Win Sport, Falcao refused to speak about his situation at United but expressed his happiness regarding the goals and his hopes to overtake Iguaran's record in the near future.

He said: "I have to keep working to overtake Iguaran. It is a big proud to be able to beat a player like Iguaran, who was a great player. This motivates me further to continue improving and to help the team with my goals.

"Colombia had a great game. We controlled the game. The idea was to take confidence from this game, keep growing and score goals. And we achieved that. We are very happy."

Meanwhile, Colombian supporters reacted on social media to his goals by making "Van Gaal" a trending topic during the game, suggesting that while the Dutch boss is failing to take out of the best of the striker at United, Falcao still has clinical skills.

Van Gaal, watch the Colombian game. I am going to show you where you should deploy Falcao Twitter

While a number of memes mocked the United boss, Colombian legend and former Newcastle United star Tino Asprilla gave his opinion on Twitter, referring to Van Gaal as "Van Bad".

"Van bad, 48 million Colombian and Manchester United supporters dedicate Falcao's second goal to you," Asprilla said.

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