Radamel Falcao: 'The first half of the season has been a time to adapt... but little by little I am feeling better,' says Manchester United striker

Colombian striker said it 'is a privilege' to be at Old Trafford

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Radamel Falcao is promising a better second half to the season after admitting his first four months at the club have been about adapting at Manchester United.

The Colombian striker, 28, arrived at Old Trafford on deadline day in a £6million loan move from Monaco.

But despite his great pedigree at Porto, Atletico Madrid and Monaco, Falcao has been unable to find his past form and has instead scored just three goals in 14 matches for Lousi van Gaal's team.

But Falcao, who played well and was unlucky not to score against Queens Park Rangers at the weekend, has promised to improve from now until the end 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."

With Manchester United reported to be against meeting Falcao's proposed £43.2m option to buy at the end of the season, the striker may yet be heading elsewhere.

But Falcao has insisted he is happy at Old Trafford.

"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."

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