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Move 'a dream'

Thursday, September 04, 2014

LONDON - Colombian striker Radamel Falcao said that he had fulfilled "a dream" after completing a loan move to Manchester United from Monaco in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

"For me, it was a dream to play in the Premier League," he told MUTV.

"I always wanted to be here because this league is very good, it has very good teams, and Manchester United is the best team in England. Everything is perfect for me."

The 28-year-old centre-forward flew in to Manchester to undergo a medical examination late on Monday, with United confirming the deal had gone through some two-and-a-half hours after the transfer deadline had passed.

United are thought to have paid Monaco about 10 million euros ($A15 million) to secure Falcao's services for the season, with an option to make the deal permanent for another 55 million euros.

Captain Wayne Rooney has given Falcao's arrival his seal of approval, despite the fact the former Atletico Madrid striker will increase the competition for places in attack.

"I don't know how Falcao's arrival could affect my role. You'll have to ask (manager) Louis van Gaal," he said on Wednesday.

"I think it is a fantastic signing. He is one of the best players in the world. It is a real show of intent by Manchester United."

With Falcao, Angel di Maria, Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind arriving during the close season, United allowed several players to leave the club.

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