Colombian striker ready to repay his club’s faith.
Manchester United new boy Radamel Falcao has promised to repay his new club’s faith by banging in the goals whilst at Old Trafford, report the Mail, after he returned to international duty as a substitute during Colombia’s 1-0 defeat to Brazil late on Friday night.
Falcao was cruelly denied the opportunity to represent his native Colombia at the 2014 FIFA World Cup after suffering a cruciate ligament injury during a French cup tie whilst at AS Monaco in January, only recently returning to first team action with the French club.
He joined United in a lucrative loan move on transfer deadline day and is ready to repay the faith in him shown by Louis van Gaal and the Old Trafford hierarchy by banging in the goals in the Premier League:
“I’m so happy to be back and to have this opportunity life has granted me after the injury,’ he said. ‘I’m excited about being able to join Manchester United. I hope to score a lot of goals for them —that is something I have done everywhere I have played.”
Nicknamed El Tigre, Falcao has indeed been prolific wherever he has been since emerging in the European game whilst with FC Porto, taking his goalscoring feats into La Liga with Atletico Madrid and then Ligue 1 for his half-season at Monaco before being struck down by injury.
With the principality side looking to financially restructure this summer, also allowing Falcao’s friend and compatriot James Rodriguez to join Real Madrid in the process, the opportunity arose for a move to Old Trafford – and Falcao is ready to grasp it with both hands.