Radamel Falcao has revealed his ambition to remain at Manchester United beyond the end of his current loan spell.
Colombian striker Falcao is a new arrival at Old Trafford, having provided one of the biggest shocks of the recent transfer window by opting to move to England from Monaco on deadline day amid serious interest from La Liga giants and Champions League holders Real Madrid.
The 28-year-old - who is expected to continue earning a staggering £210,000-per-week in the Premier League - is only at Manchester United on an initial season-long loan, although the deal is believed to give the club the option to make the arrangement permanent in the likely event that Falcao thrives under the stewardship of Louis van Gaal.
Falcao wants longer stay
While that agreement has obviously not been reached just yet, it did not stop the former Atletico Madrid and FC Porto star outlining his desire to remain a Red Devil for the long-term.
"I am very happy to be here," he was quoted by Goal after being officially introduced to the waiting press as a Manchester United player on Thursday afternoon.
"It's a big challenge for me, for my career, I always dreamed of being at a club like Manchester United.
"I hope to stay many years at Manchester United and make history at this club. When I was at Porto, Atletico Madrid, I always wanted to improve and I dreamed of playing at a team like this - and now I want to stay here for many years."
Having been passed as fit by Van Gaal, it seems more than likely that Falcao will be handed his Manchester United debut for Sunday's home Premier League tie with newly-promoted Queens Park Rangers.
The club's supporters - while initially surprised - appear understandably delighted with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward's ability to lure another player of such high quality to the club, with revered Argentine playmaker Angel di Maria having arrived from Real Madrid only a short time before.
Falcao was not the only signing confirmed by Manchester United on deadline day, of course, with versatile Dutch international Daley Blind - who was also officially unveiled on Thursday - joining from Eredivisie champions Ajax.
Blind and Falcao may not be the only debutants on display against Harry Redknapp's side this weekend either.
England left-back Luke Shaw is hoping to feature after recovering from a hamstring problem suffered during pre-season, while Marcos Rojo is finally available for selection following a delay in obtaining a work permit following his move from Sporting Lisbon last month.