Colombian striker Radamel Falcao says he is on his way to recovering his form but he is not there yet.
In an interview with Spanish radio station Onda Cero, the Manchester United forward indicated fans are yet to see the best of him.
Falcao is coming off a serious knee injury, and having suffered one before with River Plate, knows what to expect.
"The recovery process this time has been faster. I'm still going to need some time to be good."
The blunt assessment of himself so far, shows while he is match fit, he does not consider himself anywhere near as sharp as a player as he was at Atletico Madrid and Porto.
His performances in a United shirt so far have illustrated that. He is a penalty box poacher, also showing his creative side at times, but lacks the explosiveness which saw him regarded as arguably the world's best striker.
Regular football, which he is getting at United, will help him back to that form, and show United they made a great decision in bringing him to the club.
Knowing he has to improve, United fans will be feeling positive that their number nine is confident they are yet to see him anywhere near at the top of his game.
Falcao added: "The Premier League is very competitive, and I hope to stay for many years.
"It is within my thoughts and plans for the future, to continue in Manchester next year. Hopefully I can do it."
His final comment shows he knows he must earn it, with the huge fee reportedly set aside to clinch a permanent deal.
A striker as talent as he is, only getting warmed up, and with a point to prove - is a dangerous combination for opposing defences.