José Mourinho has put more confidence in Falcao, and is certain the Colombian will regain his scoring touch at Chelsea despite underwhelming at United.
The Monaco loanee scored only four goals at United in the 2014-15 season after scoring a whooping 70 goals in 90 matches.
Chelsea secured the signing of the striker in early July and Mourinho believes the 29-year-old can once again become a feared striker, with the Portuguese manager admitting he was scared to face him at 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.”