Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao completed his loan move to United on transfer deadline day Getty

Radamel Falcao has claimed his summer move to Manchester United was sorted thanks to his faith in God.

Even though the Colombia striker had only joined Monaco from Atletico Madrid the previous summer, he was said to be desperately looking for an exit from the Ligue 1 side.

Real Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester City and Juventus were reportedly interested in him but Falcao reached the end of the transfer window with his future up in the air.

However, it was Manchester United that came in for him, although the club didn't complete his loan agreement with Monaco until the very last moments of the transfer window.

The Colombian star was concerned that no team would want to sign him because of fears over his fitness. He became so worried that he prayed with a vicar in a bathroom.

Speaking to a church congregation, Falcao talked about the tense moments before his "miracle" move to Old Trafford.

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"I remember having read a verse from the Bible the previous day that helped me a lot... Then I said I have to trust. So I went to talk to God. I went to the bathroom to pray and I felt that there were many obstacles to get what I wanted," he said.

"I had been working so long to be fit, to play again. And there were many teams [that were] interested but the move didn't happened. So I started to pray in the bathroom and I talked to a pastor. After [the prayers], I got renewed force and calm."

"Half an hour or 40 minutes later, we got the call that they [Monaco] had agreed the transfer [to United]. I had previously told my agent ]Jorge Mendes] that if the move eventually happened, it would be a miracle from God.

"After seven months without playing, which club would have taken the risk to pay so much for me? It is a miracle from God. My agent did not understand. But in the last day, I signed for one of the top three clubs in the world.

"My wife and I did not want to wait until the last day but God did it because he wants us to experience extreme situations to trust him."

The Colombian striker made his Old Trafford debut on Sunday 14 September in a convincing 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers.