Radamel Falcao is feeling settled at Manchester United after spending the first half of the season adapting to life in England with his new club.
The Colombian joined United in a shock deadline day loan move from AS Monaco and United have an option to make his deal permanent in June, although are looking to lower the £43m fee.
After a bright start to life in Manchester, the 28-year-old appeared injury free, scoring his opening goal against Everton and contributing to the team overall.
Two goals in five starts over Christmas gave hope he was hitting top form before he was dropped altogether against Southampton in January but the striker is adamant he is settled at the club and looking forward to the second half of the season.
“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,” Falcao said.
“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.”
He continued: “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.
“Yes [does he feel settled], I have adapted to the club and I feel really comfortable. 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.”
For a player who has only been at the club for just over six months on loan and has had a relatively limited influence, Falcao’s impact on the fanbase has been profound. He’s loved by United fans without scoring goals, imagine the ensuing bedlam when he does hit top form.
After drawing a blank against QPR at the weekend, the Colombian will have the perfect opportunity to score against League Two opposition in the cup on Friday night.