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Radamel Falcao says he wants to stay at Man United for 'many years' after joining on loan

  • Manchester United's new players Radamel Falcao, left,  and Daley Blind, right, pose for photographs with manager Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014. The Colombian striker Falcao joined on a season-long loan deal from Ligue 1 side Monaco and Blind signed from Ajax as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his attacking options. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Manchester United's new players Radamel Falcao, left, and Daley Blind, right, pose for photographs with manager Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014. The Colombian striker Falcao joined on a season-long loan deal from Ligue 1 side Monaco and Blind signed from Ajax as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his attacking options. (AP Photo/Jon Super)  (The Associated Press)

  • Manchester United's new players Radamel Falcao, left,  and Daley Blind pose for photographs at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014. The Colombian striker Falcao joined on a season-long loan deal from Ligue 1 side Monaco and Blind signed from Ajax as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his attacking options. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Manchester United's new players Radamel Falcao, left, and Daley Blind pose for photographs at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014. The Colombian striker Falcao joined on a season-long loan deal from Ligue 1 side Monaco and Blind signed from Ajax as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his attacking options. (AP Photo/Jon Super)  (The Associated Press)

  • Manchester United's new player Radamel Falcao walks across the pitch at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014. The Colombian striker Falcao joined on a season-long loan deal from Ligue 1 side Monaco as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his attacking options. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Manchester United's new player Radamel Falcao walks across the pitch at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014. The Colombian striker Falcao joined on a season-long loan deal from Ligue 1 side Monaco as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his attacking options. (AP Photo/Jon Super)  (The Associated Press)

Radamel Falcao says he wants to play for Manchester United "for many years" after joining on a season-long loan from Monaco.

United is the Colombia striker's fifth club in as many years, having left River Plate in 2009 to join FC Porto before moving to Atletico Madrid two years later.

For Falcao, those teams were stepping stones ahead of a move to a major European club like United.

Falcao, who was presented as a United player on Thursday, says "when I was in Porto, Atletico Madrid, I always wanted to improve and dream of playing in a team like this, and now I want to stay here for many years."

United has the option of signing Falcao — for a reported 44 million pounds ($71 million) — next year.