Radamel Falcao has admitted that his bad luck with injury will probably leave him feeling somewhat nervous ahead of his Manchester United debut.
Colombian international Falcao - who completed an initial loan move to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day last week - missed the second half of the 2013/14 season and the subsequent World Cup tournament in Brazil after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage in a French Cup clash with Monaco back in January.
While he is obviously fully confident that the problem has healed following surgery, the 28-year-old admitted it has made him anxious ahead of his return to international duty and his Premier League bow under Louis van Gaal.
"Because of the injury I felt so nervous," Falcao - who will supposedly earn a whopping £350,000-per-week during his stay with the club - said in an interview that was brought to our attention by The Daily Telegraph.
"Almost like it was my first time with the national team. And I expect it will be the same before I play my first game for Manchester United.
"I'm so happy to be back, and I am also happy about being able to join United. "Physically I feel spectacular. I have been able to play without any kind of trouble."
Manchester United fans will surely be chomping at the bit to see their new acquisition don the famous red shirt for the very first time.
Their next top-flight fixture after the current break is at home against Harry Redknapp's newly-promoted Queens Park Rangers on Sunday September 14, a match that could certainly provide the perfect opportunity for Falcao to kick-off his career in English football with a positive result.
Despite the initial optimism that surrounded Van Gaal's arrival at Manchester United earlier this summer, an uninspiring sequence of results - including an opening day defeat to Swansea and mundane draws with the likes of Sunderland and Burnley - has resulted in expectations being significantly lowered.
Supporters are hopeful that Falcao can help rejuvenate United's flagging fortunes, however, with Angel di Maria and Daley Blind also likely to prove inspired signings.