Radamel Falcao targeting legend status at Manchester United

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Radamel Falcao has made clear his intentions to become a fans favourite at Manchester United since arriving from French side Monaco.

The 28-year-old will face stiff competition from the likes of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie upfront but knows what he must do to earn his place in the starting eleven.

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"I will fight to stay here to play many years for Manchester United, I want to make my mark here," he told Sky Sports' Geoff Shreeves. "I would like to be a legend at this club."

The Colombian striker was one of the biggest names to arrive in the Premier League this summer after signing for Louis van Gaal's on transfer deadline day. Falcao joins Angel di Maria, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo in a new look United side.

United debut

Falcao made his United debut this weekend when he came on as a 65th minute substitute against QPR after being named on the bench because of jetlag.

The Colombian almost made an immediate impact firing a low shot towards goal only to be denied by the QPR goalkeeper Robert Green. United finished 4-0 winners as they look to mount a fresh title challenge in a bid to secure Champions League football for next season.

Interest from other clubs

Falcao claims that he turned down others clubs to join United, despite their lack of European football. When prompted to give the name of the other club(s) Falcao refused however his dad revealed a number of high profile clubs were interested in the Colombian.

Radamel Garcia, Falcao's father, told Colombian Radio Station LA FM: "The clubs that showed an interest in him were Juventus, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal at the last minute."

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