Radamel Falcao is unsure over his future with Manchester United, but has insisted to the press that he wants to stay at Old Trafford going into the future.
The Colombian striker moved to the Red Devils on transfer deadline day, with a £5 million loan fee securing his services for the season.
Louis van Gaal’s side also pay a significant wage packet to Falcao every week, and as part of the agreement with his club AS Monaco, they can sign him at the end of the season for a fee of £43 million.
Injuries have made Falcao’s time at Old Trafford difficult, however, and he has had limited opportunities to play since he joined Man Utd.
The likes of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney are also ahead of him in the pecking order, despite Van Persie’s questionable form this campaign.
Falcao is therefore aware that he needs to impress between now and the end of the season if he wants to secure a permanent move.
“From my point of view, yes I want to stay, but obviously I have to analyse the situation, see if I play more and see what decision the board takes. But I really want to stay,” he said.
“I am very well. I’m almost at 100 per cent now, let’s see wait and see what the decision of the coach is, when he wants to use me more.
“We talk a lot, the coach and I. He has a philosophy that I respect. I have had an injury, and I have had to wait for the opportunity to play.
“I feel ready for the moment that the team needs me. Whenever I have the opportunity to come on I try to do my best for the coach and I try to help the team.
“I am very happy because of the run that we are on. I am not playing many minutes but I am sure that there will more opportunities to play
“Every footballer wants to play, no one is happy when they are not playing, when they are on the bench, but whenever I am given the opportunity, whether it be for five, 10, 20 or 90 minutes, I have to give my best.
“It felt good coming on against Liverpool on Sunday. In reality it’s good. Physically I felt good.”