Cristiano Ronaldo impressed by Manchester United`s Radamel Falcao capture
Former Manchester United favourite Cristiano Ronaldo has given his approval to the club`s signing of Radamel Falcao and reiterated his desire to return to Old Trafford one day.
London: Former Manchester United favourite Cristiano Ronaldo has given his approval to the club`s signing of Radamel Falcao and reiterated his desire to return to Old Trafford one day.
United signed Colombia striker Falcao from Monaco on a season-long loan on transfer deadline day and will be able to make the deal permanent next year for a fee of around 55 million euros ($72.3 million).
Several observers questioned the move for Falcao at a time when United are bereft of experienced players in central defence, but Ronaldo believes it was a good piece of business.
"He is a very good player. I think United did very well," the Portugal captain said in an interview published in Thursday`s edition of the Daily Telegraph.
"I don`t think it is wrong. He will be a fantastic buy. United have not started well, with only two points from three games, so they need quality players. And Falcao is a quality player."
Ronaldo fulfilled his ambition of winning the Champions League with Real Madrid last season, but he says that he still carries a torch for United, the club he left in 2009.
"I love Manchester. Everyone knows that. Manchester is in my heart," said the 29-year-old. "I left many good friends there, the supporters are amazing, and I wish I can come back one day."
Ronaldo set a new Champions League scoring record with 17 goals last season and wrested the FIFA Ballon d`Or away from eternal rival Lionel Messi.
Having finished the campaign with 51 goals from 47 games, his overall goal-scoring record with Madrid now stands at 255 goals in 250 games, but for all his achievements, he believes that he can still go even higher.
"Well, it was a fantastic year. We won the Champions League, we won La Decima, the trophy that Real Madrid had been looking for a lot," he said.
"So this season we`re going to try to do the same, to win the Champions League again, to win La Liga. And in terms of individual achievements, I`m going to try to break my own records. I know it`s tough, but I`m going to try."