Mourinho: Falcao will be feared at Chelsea

The Colombia international struggled during his loan spell at Manchester United last season but the Portuguese has no worries over the 29-year-old’s ability

Jose Mourinho believes Radamel Falcao will rediscover his scoring touch at Chelsea, despite underwhelming at Manchester United last season.

Monaco loanee Falcao scored just four Premier League goals during his loan spell at Old Trafford in 2014-15, having previously hit 70 in 90 games for Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea secured the signing of the Colombia international in early July and Mourinho is sure that the 29-year-old can once again become a feared striker, with the Portuguese admitting that he was dreading coming up against the forward when he initially sealed his move to United.

“When he went to Man United I have to say I was a bit scared,” Mourinho told ESPN. “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.”

Mourinho is also sure that Falcao’s problems at United did not stem from his fitness, and says he has no worries over his new signing’s physical condition – and believes their relationship will serve the forward well.

“We had a very exhaustive analysis of his condition before we made a decision,” Mourinho added. “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.

“Falcao was in my league when he was in Portugal. We moved to Spain at the same time. When I went to Real Madrid, he went to Atletico, so we spent three years in the same league.

“Then I came to England and he came to England too. So I know obviously this player very well.”

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