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Falcao ‘like a kid’ over Manchester United move

Radamel Falcao insists he has lived the last week “like a kid” having sealed a deadline day loan move to Manchester United.

The Colombia international joined fellow new signing Daley Blind at Old Trafford on Monday, with United being granted an extension to sign the star in the early hours of the morning.

He tweeted last Saturday that he had realised a dream by signing for Real Madrid, only to later delete it, while there were also links with moves to Manchester City and Juventus.

And Falcao says he is ready to fire United up the league after a difficult few days.

“For me it is amazing,” he told the Observer when asked about his move to United. “I am very happy. I hope to give my team the best and help to bring a lot of goals and victories.

“I think I have lived this week very intensely. It hasn’t been the most comfortable week to work in, with all of the changes, but I have lived it like a kid. I have had the same feeling as when I debuted for the national team. It was very exciting and special and I enjoyed being back.”

Falcao came off the bench late on in the 1-0 defeat to Brazil on Friday in Miami, where he is understood to be applying for a fast-track visa to be able to face QPR on September 14.

“I now leave in a very good condition to join my club and I hope to be available next week,” he added. “I go to Manchester with lots of hopes to try to win a place in the team and then come back to play for Colombia. It’s better to not overthink and let things happen normally instead.”