English Premiership

Falcao comfortable at United

2015-01-21 11:40
Cape Town - With Manchester United chasing a return to the Champions League, Radamel Falcao insists he is settled at the club and is improving every game.

"I have adapted to the club and I feel really comfortable." Radamel Falcao told PUMA, who released a new colourway for the Colombian striker's boots (See that story HERE!), that he and his family are happy in Manchester, both on and off the field.

The striker joined Manchester United on loan with a view to a permanent deal at the end of the season and insists he is happy with not only his new teammates but also living in Manchester.

"There are some really talented players and it is great to be part of such a high level team. I also really like Manchester as a city, it is very interesting here and you have many choices and options. My family and I are really happy and we enjoy living here." 

After a slow start to his season, Falcao reveals that he is getting better with each game.

"The first half of the season for me has been a time to adapt, coming to a new club in a new league with a lot of new players coming into the team. Also a new coach who has to try different options with the squad to get the best results.  Because of this I did not have the consistency I would have liked in the number of games I have played, but little by little I am gaining my place on the team and feeling better.  There is a lot of more football to be played, and of course I want to score goals and help the team as best as I can."

Following time spent at Porto, Atletico Madrid and Monaco, the striker says he always dreamed of playing for a club like Manchester United. 

"Manchester United is a very big club, one of the biggest in the world and I am so happy to wear the jersey.  I always dreamed of being part of a club like this, and it is a privilege for me to be here. The supporters are really passionate and since the very first moment I arrived they have given a lot of support to me, I am very happy about that."

With the 2014/15 season already past the midway point, the Red Devils fans are dreaming of a return to European competition and Falcao revealed that the players are also focusing on making that a reality.

"Our main goal is to be backin the Champions League for next season.

"We know it is a transition year because a new coach has arrived as well as many new players so it is difficult to set goals, but being back in the Champions League is definitely our main goal.

"I am optimistic the season will end well for us." added the Colombian.

Falcao is pleased be part of the PUMA stable of players and revealed that he has "great confidence" in the boots. 

"The most important thing for me in a football boot is the comfort. The material must allow you to have a connection and good touch with the ball. It has to be light, the studs need to have a good grip on the pitch and the material has to remain equal no matter what the weather conditions are like.  evoSPEED has all these qualities, it really is a great football boot.  I can wear them in any weather condition with no problems at all, they give me great confidence."


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