Radamel Falcao has declared his desire to stay at Manchester United on a permanent basis, having scored his first goal for the Old Trafford club against Everton at the weekend, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Colombian international made a deadline day switch to Man Utd, although it was only on loan.
He has finally made the impact that was expected of him, scoring the important winner against the Toffees yesterday.
It has already been confirmed that Falcao will spend the rest of season on loan with the Premier League giants, but Man Utd can make transfer permanent with a £43 million move, as agreed in the loan switch.
However, Falcao confirmed after his goal yesterday that he already wants to confirm a long term future with the Manchester side.
He said: “Me and my family are very happy here and we want to stay for many years at Manchester United.
“I’ve had a great welcome. When you’re surrounded by quality players it makes settling in more easy.
“This is a big challenge for my career. I always dreamed about being at Manchester United.”
There were suggestions at the weekend that the club and Falcao have already agreed terms to make the move permanent at the culmination of the season.
Liverpool star Jordan Henderson has declared that the season begins now, and he thinks that the rest of his side are ready to move forward after ending a run that saw them not win for four matches in the league, as reported by the Daily Star.
The England international was given the man of the match award after his excellent display against West Brom.
His performance in that match was capped off by a fantastic goal that sealed the win for the Anfield club.
It also confirmed the reason behind Brendan Rodgers’s exceptional belief in the former Sunderland man, who has recently been appointed Liverpool’s vice captain.
In fact, Henderson’s leadership qualities were on display in the last minutes of the game, when he shouted at Steven Gerrard for not keeping the ball in the corner.
It symbolises a stunning turnaround in Henderson’s career, with Rodgers having been willing to sell him to Fulham shortly after his arrival.
The player is expecting the season to improve from here, and said: “It was an improved performance.
“I think we can be better but the three points we gained against West Brom was vital.
“The performance against Everton was good last week and we didn’t get three points, so this was all about the win.”
Chelsea legend has hinted at an extended stay with Manchester City, having made a surprising impact since the start of his loan spell with the Premier League champions, as reported by the Daily Star.
Lampard moved to the Manchester club in the summer months, having initially signed for New York City FC.
The new MLS franchise are City’s sister club, and with the New York club not set to play any fixtures until February of next year, a loan spell seemed like a good solution for all parties.
Despite questions over Lampard’s ability to motivate himself in competing with former club Chelsea, the retired England international scored a key goal against them, winning City a point against the unbeaten league leaders.
Since then, he has been in sensational form, and there have been suggestions that his loan spell, set to expire on January 1st, could be extended even further.
Lampard said: “The temptation is to not get ahead of myself in my career. I am here until January 1, basically, so I will focus on that and see what happens then.
“There has been a lot said about when the season starts, but the only thing that can decide my future is how well I am playing. They will be kicking me out in January if I don’t play very well!
“I am just looking game to game and trying to play as well as I can.”