Radamel Falcao
Falcao has been very unimpressive at Old Trafford this season.Reuters

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao reportedly wants to keep on playing in the Premier League even though it is unlikely that the Red Devils are going to sign him on a permanent basis following his less than impressive performances this season.

The 29-year-old, who completed a £6 million loan switch from AS Monaco to Manchester United on the transfer deadline day last summer, has struggled to find form in his debut season in the Premier League, managing to score only four goals in 16 fixtures.

Due to this reason, the Red Devils, who have the option to permanently sign him for a reported £43.5 million, are not interested in taking up that option, according to the Daily Mirror.

However, Falcao despite reportedly accepting that his United career is over, is believed to be keen on staying in the Premier League, having successfully adjusted to life in England.

Many Premier League clubs would be certainly interested in signing him, owing to his reputation during his time at Porto and Atletico Madrid, but he may have to take a pay cut as no side would be willing to match his current £265,000-a-week salary at United.

Meanwhile, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says that he is certain that Falcao will return to his best, insisting that the Colombian still has the abilities of a world-class striker.

The Dutchman feels that Falcao's slow start at Old Trafford has resulted due to him remaining on the sidelines for a long period following the cruciate ligament injury he suffered in January 2014.

"We mustn't forget the severe injury he suffered last year and how it kept him out for such a long period and resulted in him not having a good preseason, which is always the catalyst for the campaign ahead," Van Gaal said in United Review.

The former Barcelona boss feels that the Colombia striker just needs a little more time to regain his "confidence and match sharpness."

"I believe he just needs a little time to build his confidence and match sharpness, and it won't be long until he is showing everybody the talent that we all know he has."