Manchester United star Juan Mata has declared that he is delighted for his teammate Radamel Falcao after the Colombian international struck his second goal in a Man Utd shirt at the weekend.
Falcao has struggled with fitness since joining the Old Trafford club on a shock season long loan on transfer deadline day.
He has not reached the heights that he achieved prior to the injury he suffered last season while playing for AS Monaco, a blow that saw him miss out on the World Cup in Brazil as a result.
Falcao had only scored one goal prior to the clash with Aston Villa on Saturday.
His excellent header drew the game level after Villa had gone ahead through Christian Benteke in the first half.
Villa had Gabriel Agbonlahor sent off after Man Utd equalised, but the Red Devils were not able to make it a seventh win in a row.
Despite that disappointment, Mata has declared how happy he is at Falcao’s goal on his official blog.
He wrote: “We were able to tie the game thanks to Radamel’s header.
“I’m very happy for him, I think he deserved it because he works hard every day – and at the end of the game, despite Aston Villa were playing with ten men, we couldn’t score the second goal.”