Radamel Falcao’s record at previous employers suggests Manchester United fans won’t be going through the interminable wait for a goal they endured alongside Diego Forlan again with the £6m loanee.
However, those considering backing him to bag are advised to invest in to score last wagers as opposed to first, with the Colombian 11/4 joint-favourite in both markets.
The Colombian has declared himself ready to make his Manchester United debut in against QPR in commendable English at a press conference, saying:
“I feel well. I started to play two months ago with Monaco and I have improved a lot.
“I have scored goals, which are important for strikers, and I have confidence in my physical form.
“I am comfortable with my knee.”
Nonetheless, it would be something of a surprise to see him introduced by Louis van Gaal from the off, with Rooney something of a different player and Robin van Persie unlikely to be instantly binned as the side’s number nine.
Falcao’s introduction to Premier League football is expected to come from the comfort of a plush Old Trafford substitute’s armchair, but that’s not the only reason punters are better off investing in him to net the final goal against the Super Hoops.
The man they call ‘El Tigre’ troubled the scorers on his competitive debut for two out three of his European employers, Porto and Monaco.
Both times he struck inside the final 12 minutes of proceedings.
As yet he has never failed to mark his home debut for a European side with a strike either, taking all of three minutes to net in his second outing for Atletico Madrid, having been denied an inaugural strike first time out at Valencia.
United are 3/10 to earn a belated first three points of the season against Harry Redknapp’s men, who are 9/1 long shots for maximum reward, with the draw a 4/1 wager.