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.
QPR 0 Manchester United 2 player ratings
QPR 0 Manchester United 2 player ratings
1/27 Rob Green - 5/10
Couldn’t be blamed for letting Fellani’s powerful effort in, but spilled a save into the path of James Wilson to give away the second.
2/27 Mauricio Isla - 7
Wasn’t really tested down the left but got forward well and delivered some nice crosses. Once United went ahead he was a constant threat in the QPR attack.
3/27 Nedum Onuoha - 6
Composed on the ball for the most part and outmuscled the United attackers. Caught out of position as his team searched for an equaliser.
4/27 Richard Dunne - 6
The centre-back looked solid before being subbed at half time.
5/27 Clint Hill - 6
Looked good until QPR were forced to attack in the second half which pulled him out of position.
6/27 Edurdo Vargas - 7
Had a lively game, winning possession and creating chances on more than one occasion.
7/27 Joey Barton - 5
Lucky not to give away a penalty for a cynical block on Wayne Rooney in the first half. Delivered set pieces well.
8/27 Karl Henry - 5
Helped provide pressure in the middle. Dropped back and helped frustrate United for long periods.
9/27 Leroy Fer - 6
Played a part in the QPR attack, winning headers and moved the ball about well enough. Subbed on 70.
10/27 Charlie Austin - 7
The Premier League player of the month was constantly threating a vulnerable United defence. Twice forced de Gea into good saves and was unlucky not to score.
11/27 Bobby Zamora - 6
United dominated possession which left the big man starved of chances. Fought for the aerial ball well as expected. Subbed on 70
12/27 Steven Caulker - 5
Was forced into the attack as QPR chased from behind and couldn’t make anything happen.
13/27 Adel Taarabt - 7
Was part of everything that QPR did following his introduction and helped trouble the United defence.
14/27 Niko Kranjcar - 6
Wasn’t unable to effect the result after his late introduction.
15/27 David De Gea - 8
If United do qualify for the Champions League they’ll have de Gea to thank for it. Made some fantastic stops early on and quashed a number of QPR attacks in the dying minutes.
16/27 Phil Jones - 5
Looked nervous early on and made some errors, but he helped withstand the late QPR onslaught.
17/27 Jonny Evans - 5
Didn’t look particularly assured before he was subbed for James Wilson.
18/27 Marcus Rojo - 6
Was embroiled in a physical battle with Bobby Zamora and fared well. A strong performance from the Argentine.
19/27 Antonio Valencia - 5
Has been effective breaking away down the right flank in recent weeks but he didn’t look dangerous today.
20/27 Michael Carrick - 4
Anonymous for the second straight game.
21/27 Juan Mata - 5
His passing, normally so effective, was errant at times and didn’t create any good chances. Subbed at half time for Fellani.
22/27 Daley Blind - 6
Couldn’t stop Mauricio Isla from having some success down the left but picked out a few nice passes as United went forward.
23/27 Wayne Rooney - 7
Largely shut out of the game in the first half, but played a crucial part in most of United’s attacks including the goals.
24/27 Angel Di Maria - 5
A lot of running, but doesn’t look like he enjoys playing up front. Can’t find a killer ball but it’s not from lack of trying.
25/27 Radamel Falcao - 6
Was poor in the first half but grew into the game in the second. He couldn’t get on the score sheet but he put in a shift and came close on a number of occasions.
26/27 Marouane Fellaini - 8
As expected, Fellani challenged every long ball and usually came out on top. Blasted his goal past Robert Green in a powerful performance.
27/27 James Wilson - 8
Energized the attack when he came on. Created two very good chances for Falcao before scoring a late second. Tenacious.
"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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