Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao is eager to overcome his struggling situation at Old Trafford. Getty Images

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has claimed he is "happy" at Old Trafford and "eager" to secure more time with the Premier League giants even though his future at the club is under increasing scrutiny.

The Colombian international star moved to Louis van Gaal's side on deadline day last summer after agreeing a loan deal with Monaco with the option of making the move permanent next summer.

Having garnered a reputation as one of the most clinical strikers around Europe, the Colombian was expected to lead van Gaal's attack this campaign – even though he missed much of last season at Monaco due to a knee injury.

But Falcao has failed to convince the Dutch boss he deserves a regular place in the line-up after scoring only four goals in 19 appearances at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal left him on the bench during the 90 minutes of the last 2-1 defeat against Swansea on 21 February even though his side desperately needed to score.

And with United needing to pay an extra £44m to take him on permanently at the end of the season, Falcao's future at the club looks unlikely.

Falcao's agent, Jorge Mendes, recently admitted the player is struggling at Manchester United while refusing to confirm whether the striker will remain at Old Trafford next season.

"I know Falcao and I know that if he is handed five consecutive full games, I am convinced he will score in almost every game," said Mendes.

"But Falcao will find his way. If next season he doesn't stay at Manchester, he will be in one of the top five or six best teams in the world."

Now Falcao has tried to play down the rumours, claiming he is happy at Old Trafford and eager to overcome the situation.

When asked whether he will remain at Old Trafford during a Radio Show in Colombian LA F.M, he said: "I'm at Manchester and I'm happy to be here."

"I'm fighting for my place and I'm eager to be at Manchester and to play every day more."