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Falcao eyes permanent deal with United

ESPN staff
September 12, 2014
Falcao wants long-term United stay

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has set his sights on earning a permanent deal at Old Trafford and aims to stay at the club for the best years of his career to make history in England.

Falcao, 28, has joined the former Premier League champions on a season-long loan and United have the option to purchase him after that.

And the Colombia international, who could make his United debut against QPR on Sunday, described the switch to Old Trafford as his dream move and hopes his days as a wanderer are over.

A former River Plate, Porto and Atletico Madrid forward, Falcao is playing for his fifth club since 2009 and said in a news conference: "I hope to stay many years at Manchester United and make history at this club.

"When I was in Porto and Atletico Madrid, I always want to improve and I dream of playing in a team like this and now I want to stay here for many years.

"I believe in this project. I think Manchester United is the best club for my style of play and I am sure about my decision. This project in the future will be great for us."

United only finished seventh in the Premier League last season and are yet to win under new manager Louis van Gaal but Falcao is convinced their fortunes will change.

"I think Manchester United build a big team this season and in future seasons and I would like to be here and part of his project. I am happy to be here," he added.

Falcao missed the World Cup after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in January but shrugged off fears his knee problems will hinder him.

"I feel well. I started to play two months ago with Monaco and I have improved a lot in the last months," he said. "I score goals. That is important to strikers and I am confident with my physical condition. I am comfortable with my knee."

Falcao has a record of starting well with new clubs and believes it will not take him long to adapt to life at Old Trafford.

"I don't think I will need too much time because Manchester United have very good players and [for] that reason [it] is easier to play football and I am used to life in cities like this," he said. "I think I don't have a problem for adaptation.

"I have had a great welcome. When you talk about a settling-in period when you are surrounded by top players it makes settling in all the easier."

Radamel Falcao was unveiled as a Manchester United player along with Daley Blind on Thursday © Getty Images
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