Radamel Falcao says he is a better player after Manchester United spell

Old Trafford

He may not have scored many goals for Manchester United but the Colombian reflects fondly on his time there.

Former Manchester United loanee Radamel Falcao has been speaking about his time at Old Trafford in an interview with Bundesligapremier.it.

The 29-year-old arrived at Old Trafford with great fanfare on transfer deadline day last summer, and United’s forward-line was quickly hailed as one of the best in Europe.

But by the end of the campaign Falcao had scored just four goals in 29 appearances and looked out of sorts for much of his time at the club.

Lack of game-time and niggling injuries certainly did not help, but this was not the Falcao United fans expected to see, and certainly not the player who was a scoring sensation at both FC Porto and Atletico Madrid.

Still, Falcao does not see his brief spell in England as one that should see him labelled a ‘flop’, suggesting he learnt plenty under the tutelage of United manager Louis van Gaal.

“Many people claimed that it was a failure because I played very little and didn’t score more goals, but it is only one of the parameters that you can use to judge someone,” he said.

“For example, I think I did well because the Falcao of today is a much more complete player than he was last year.”

Apart from talking about himself in the third person – which is always a bit strange – it is interesting to see that Falcao clearly learnt something from his time at United.

He may yet prove van Gaal wrong by remaining in the Premier League and rediscovering his best form, but whatever happens, he appears to have enjoyed his time in Manchester.

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