Man United’s Radamel Falcao wants to score more, warns Filipe Luis
Radamel Falcao is a much better player than he was at Atletico Madrid, according to Filipe Luis
Filipe Luis has warned that Manchester United’s “tiger” Radamel Falcao is desperate to score more goals ahead of the visit of Chelsea on Sunday.
The Colombia international has scored one goal and made two assists since moving to the Red Devils on a season-long loan from Monaco on transfer deadline day.
Falcao is the kind of player that never wants to stop scoring, he has a lot of ambition to be the best striker
Falcao and Luis were team-mates at Atletico Madrid, and the left-back witnessed first-hand the striker’s first-half hat-trick against Chelsea in the Super Cup in 2012.
And the £20m summer signing, who is set to start in the absence of suspended Cesar Azpilicueta at Old Trafford, reckons Falcao is an even better forward than he was at Atletico.
“Falcao is a better striker now than he was at Atletico for sure. He was injured and changed clubs so he wants more. He is not resting right now. He is a tiger and wants to score more,” Luis told London Evening Standard.
“I enjoyed playing alongside him at Atletico for a lot of games. I remember him in the Super Cup, he scored a hat-trick in about 30 minutes. But he did a lot of good performances in Atletico and had a lot of good seasons there.
“He is a brilliant striker. He fights for every ball and is probably the best in the world with his head. I know it’s going to be difficult, but not just against Falcao – United have a lot of good players.
“Will I give my team-mates any special advice on how to stop him? No. Our team is prepared for anything, not only Falcao. Manchester United have a lot of dangerous players. We have to be prepared.
“But Falcao is the kind of player that never wants to stop scoring, he has a lot of ambition to be the best striker. I think Manchester United have made a great acquisition and he is going to be an important player in England.”