Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao feels his critics will shut up as soon as he re-finds his goalscoring boots and insists he is happy at the club.
The Colombian hasn’t appeared for United since a brief substitute appearance against West Brom in October and currently only has one goal to his name, the winner against Everton just a few weeks earlier.
There was much excitement and shock when it was announced Falcao would join the club on deadline day given his reputation as a world class striker and his record at clubs such as Porto and Atletico Madrid.
But the Colombian insists he will return to action and start scoring goals and isn’t letting any criticism get to him.
Speaking to DirecTVSports, Falcao said: “Probably as soon as I play and score goals they will stop talking.
“I have to try and ensure that everything that does not add something positive to me doesn’t damage me.
“There is a lot of speculation but I have to try to isolate myself from it.
“When a player comes to a new league, with the numbers like I had in my previous clubs, it is normal there are high expectations.
“Unfortunately I have had to sit out a few games due to the injury.”
Falcao then discussed how he currently felt at his new club: “I’ve played five games, three of which I started. What I needed was to play to get used to the new league and when I have played I believe I have not had any problems.
“I think I’ve played well. I am very calm and happy.”
Rival fans may be able to join in the criticism of Falcao but supporters who have watched him for United will have already seen his quality and contribution to the team.
On his first start against Leicester, the striker assisted Robin van Persie’s opener and was unlucky to strike the bar with a wonderful effort in the second half. Falcao once again set up van Persie against West Ham before bagging the winner himself against Everton a week later.
The Colombian returned to first team training over the weekend and fans will hope he can come in and do what he says he will by scoring the goals that lead United to more victories.