Ed Woodward may have just set United the aim of finishing third in the Premier League this season, but the Colombian has made it clear that he wants a title in the bag.
“My target is to score goals and win titles. The aim this season is to win the title. It is important for me to help my club and Colombia as we prepare for the Copa America and the next World Cup for 2018,” he told FourFourTwo.
Falcao moved to United on the final day of the summer transfer window in a deal, which allowed Danny Welbeck to join Arsenal.
The loan deal for Falcao which has been agreed has been heavily criticised due to the costs involved. Reports suggested United were paying Monaco £6 million for the deal as well as funding the striker’s immense wages.
Questions were also raised over the player’s fitness levels and the challenges he’s likely to face throughout the season in terms of the pace and style of English football compared to what he’s been used to in France.
However, he doesn’t see that as a problem.
“The Premier League is the best league in the world. The best players are there and you get to challenge yourself each week against the best.”
“That is important for a player, like myself, who is looking to improve, score more goals and win trophies. This is a great opportunity for me.”
Falcao’s fitness shouldn’t be a problem throughout the season because United play fewer games than their rivals in the league and the FA Cup.
He’s expected to start for his new club this weekend against QPR, which gives Louis van Gaal a headache over how to also keep Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney in the team unless one of them is forced to sit on the bench for the game.
Regardless of the formation United adopt against QPR, there is plenty of creativity and potential in the attack of the team and if Falcao can find his form quickly then he could start scoring goals at will.
The title still looks like a long shot but if Falcao finds form and United start accumulating wins, then anything is possible.