Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao claims he never wanted to move to Monaco from La Liga…
Radamel Falcao has revealed that he never actually wanted to leave Atletico Madrid, and that his move to Monaco in 2013 was out of his control, reports the Daily Star.
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The Colombian striker enjoyed a number of fantastic seasons during his time at both Porto and Atletico Madrid, but injuries plagued him following his big money move to Ligue 1.
He has again been troubled by injuries since joining Manchester United, although he finally looks to be returning to full fitness.
“I knew it was very difficult to stay [at Atletico] because of the [bad] economic times they faced.,” he said.
“No footballer is a master of his fate. Sometimes I laugh when people ask me why I didn’t go ‘here’ or ‘there’, as if a player decides where to work.
“Very rarely do you have the choice of going to one team or another.
“I’ve been in many situations where I couldn’t get what I wanted. I’d want to go somewhere and eventually be forced to join someone else.”
Louis van Gaal has a £46.5m option to make Falcao’s move to Old Trafford a permanent one at the end of the season, but insists he won’t be rushed into making any decisions.
The 28-year-old is keen to stay in the Premier League provided he is getting time on the pitch, and with the Dutch boss pushing Wayne Rooney further back in order to accommodate him, it seems like he could be set for an extended stay at the club.