Jose Mourinho: I was scared when Falcao joined Man United

Jose Mourinho is confident that he can get the best out of Radamel Falcao at Chelsea next season

Jose Mourinho admits that he was “scared” when he saw Radamel Falcao join Manchester United last summer – and is convinced that Chelsea can help transform him into one of Europe’s most feared strikers again next season.

The Blues wrapped up a deal to bring the Colombia international to the west London club on a season-long agreement earlier this summer after his disappointing loan spell at Manchester United.

Falcao only managed to score four goals for the Red Devils as he failed to find regular goalscoring form under new United boss Louis van Gaal.

However, Mourinho is confident that he will be able to extract the best from the former Porto man next season as the Blues manager moved swiftly to replace Didier Drogba, who left the west London club in the summer.

Mourinho told ESPN FC: When he went to Man United I have to say I was a bit scared, because he’s a predator in the box and a guy who does score goals all the time.

“He did that in every club in every league, so I was convinced he was going to do that in our league, in England.

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“We had a very exhaustive analysis of his condition before we made a decision, our doctor had real work to investigate all of that. He is not, for sure, a physical problem. So if it’s not physical, we can make him score goals again.”

Chelsea take on FA Cup winners Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

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