Radamel Falcao was signed on loan in the summer from Monaco and has found life tough in England as he has struggled for form and fitness, scoring just 3 Premier League goals to date, but has started the last 5 games for the Old Trafford club.
Manchester United are interested in signing the player on a permanent basis next summer, in what will be an important summer of rebuilding before challenging for the title again, when his current deal expires but are ready to wait it out till they are assured of his long-term fitness.
Falcao has indicated that he would like to become a permanent fixture at the club and he revealed that he has now settled into life in Manchester.
“I’m good,” said Falcao. “My family are comfortable. We’re enjoying life in Manchester and here at the club. The people have been great with me, with my family. We’re happy and very grateful.”
“Right from the start, they [my colleagues] welcomed me. They supported me and helped me with whatever I needed. They are a really humble group of players, really decent and, well, I was taken aback by how kind they’ve been.”
Falcao insists that he is relishing the physical nature of the Premier League and is enjoying the challenge of playing in England.
“It’s more attractive than the French league,” he said. “Defenders are stronger and more aggressive. In a good way. It’s intense and, well, overall just more physical.”
“I place a lot of value in the hard work that I have to put in for each goal and I know just how much effort it requires, so that’s why I celebrate like that.”
“For me, each goal means a lot so I put a lot of passion into my celebrations.”
Falcao also appreciated the support given to him by the clubs fan’s and hopes to provide them with more happiness by scoring a lot of goals in the new year.
“First of all, I’d say thank you so much for the way the fans have treated me.”
“Then I’d want to wish them a happy 2015 and I hope that we can bring them some happiness.”