Falcao: Man Utd gambled on me

Radamel Falcao believes Manchester United took a gamble in completing his signing from Monaco, Sky Sports has reported.

Falcao moved to Old Trafford shortly before the transfer window closed, joining on loan from the principality club. He missed most of the second half of last season with a serious knee injury and wasn’t fit enough to represent Colombia at the World Cup in Brazil, but has featured regularly for United and scored his first goal for the club in the weekend’s 2-1 win over Everton.

“Manchester United were the ones that gambled on me when it was very difficult to do so,” Falcao told an interview with Spanish radio station Onda Cero. “It has been a very difficult year, not just in my professional career.

“In terms of my thoughts and plans for the future, I want to stay at Manchester United for the coming years,” he continued. “I am still going to need some time to be okay, but I am feeling very comfortable and very good on the pitch, in harmony with myself, with the ball and with football.”

Falcao moved to Monaco from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2013, scoring 13 goals in 22 games in Ligue 1 and 70 in 91 for Atletico. Prior to Atletico, Falcao represented Porto, netting 72 times in 87 appearances, and River Plate, claiming 45 goals in 105 games.

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