Manchester United forward Radamel Falcao insists he wants to sign a long term contract with the Red Devils, but feels that the decision on his future will depend on the amount of playing time he gets with the English club.
The Colombian international was brought to Old Trafford on a season long loan for £6 million from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco as a deadline day transfer in the summer this year, with an option of making the deal permanent for £43.5 million at the end.
But his stint in the Premier League so far has been marred by injuries and an inconsistent form. A muscle problem in October followed by some discomfort in the calf has kept the player out of important fixtures, with the 28-year-old making a mere three league starts so far and has just one goal to his name.
Manager Louis van Gaal has regularly given priority to Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, and James Wilson in the starting line-up over Falcao, who has just played for 62 minutes so far.
Despite being declared fit for their tie against Liverpool on Sunday, the former Atletico Madrid player was used as a late substitute for the skipper by the Dutch manager and could only play for 12 minutes, but he feels he is ready to give his best whenever called upon and insists that he would want to build a future with Manchester United.
“Obviously I have to analyse the situation, see if I play more and see what decision the board takes”, he was quoted as saying by the Telegraph.
“But from my point of view, I really want to stay.
“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”, he explained.
United will be monitoring his fitness and form and then decide upon his future, but Falcao claims that he is a 100 percent fit and raring to go.
“I am very well. I’m almost at 100% now, let’s wait and see what the decision of the coach is, when he wants to use me more. I feel ready for the moment that the team needs me”, the 54-times internationally capped player added.