Radamel Falcao feels he is in ‘spectacular’ physical shape ahead of Manchester United’s game against QPR next weekend but is nervous to make his debut because of what has happened with injuries.
The 28-year-old suffered a serious knee injury at the start of the year which ruled him out of the World Cup but he has since made his full return to domestic and international football.
Understandably, Falcao is tentative about his return to top level football following his injuries but remains confident he will grow into his new surroundings at Old Trafford.
“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.
“Because of the injury I felt so nervous before this game, almost like it was my first time with the national team. I expect it will be the same before I play my first game for United.
“Physically I feel spectacular. I have been able to play without any kind of trouble whatever. Throughout my rehab people have given me so much support and sent me so many kind messages. I want to thank them by giving them as much happiness as possible. As time passes and I get into game shape, I believe I will show I’m still at the top level.”
Falcao has hailed his move to United as a dream come true in his career and also made a pledge to United fans that he understands the history behind the club and wants to bring the good times back.
He added: “It is a dream come true to play for such a great and famous club.
“To bring the good times back is what we all want and I will work extra hard to do that. United are an historic club, one of the three best clubs in the world. They’ve made me feel very important in this new project and I’m very pleased and happy to have joined them.
‘There has been too much speculation about other clubs but that’s in the past now and I’ve chosen to join Manchester United. Going there was always in my best interests.”