Grateful Falcao admits Manchester United gambled on him
Radamel Falcao wants to repay Manchester United's faith in him by spending his "coming years" at the club.
The Colombian striker, nicknamed El Tigre, made his name as a fearsome hitman during his time at Porto and Atletico Madrid before earning a big-money move to Monaco last summer.
While he had a bright start in France, the 28-year-old was struck down by a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in January, effectively ending his season and preventing him from playing in the World Cup.
However, the severe injury did not discourage United from moving for Falcao on a season-long loan on transfer deadline day with an option to make the deal permanent.
The forward, who opened his England goal account with the winner over Everton on Sunday, is grateful to United for taking a chance on him.
Speaking to radio station Onda Cero, Falcao said: "Manchester United were the ones that gambled on me when it was very difficult to do so.
"It has been a very difficult year, not just in my professional career. What happened at the start of the year affected me in every way, but it has also helped me grow as a human being, to think about many things, to mature.
"In terms of my thoughts and plans for the future, I want to stay at Manchester United for the coming years.
"I am still going to need some time to be okay, but I am feeling very comfortable and very good on the pitch, in harmony with myself, with the ball and with football."
Source: PA Sport