Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao has scored just once for Manchester United and has had fitness issues Getty

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has told the club's supporters he will "repay" them with plenty of goals, just days after revealing doubts about his long-term future at Old Trafford.

The Colombia international has had a slow start to life in the Premier League due to struggles with a calf injury since his deadline day loan move from Monaco in the summer.

The former Atletico Madrid star has only made three starting appearances for Louis van Gaal's side this season, scoring once during the victory over Everton earlier in the campaign.

Falcao recently even admitted should the situation not change, he may have to consider turning down the chance of signing a permanent deal at Old Trafford.

But now he has claimed he is still confident on turning the situation around and regaining the clinical finishing that garnered his reputation as one of the world's best strikers.

"Oh, it makes me very, very happy to be welcomed so much by the fans. It is really great to be appreciated like this and I want to thank them with all of my heart," Falcao said to Manchester United's official website.

"I think the best way I can repay the supporters for their kindness towards me, and for all that love, support and appreciation, is to score goals and win trophies for them."

Nevertheless, the Colombian star believes the Premier League fits perfectly with his style.

He said: "I was always told that the Premier League would suit my playing style and England has always attracted me. Ever since I was a child, I always wanted to come here so much so that I learned the language so I was preparing myself in some way for a future move to England."

In this sense, Falcao mirrors himself on former Manchester United scorer Ruud van Nistelrooy, while also revealing admiration for other legends of the club.

He said: "You know I always admired Ruud van Nistelrooy in my position. He was a star attraction for me. Above and beyond him, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes too for their style of play. It is much admired by players from all over the world.

"David Beckham, of course. I couldn't fail to mention him as he has opened up the routes between continents as a footballer. They are legends who press all the right hero buttons. Eric Cantona as well – he was a very exciting and entertaining player to watch."