"MUFC is delighted to announce Radamel Falcao has joined on a 1-year loan from Monaco with an option to buy," United announced on their Twitter account, alongside a picture of the player posing with a club shirt.

United have reportedly paid Monaco around 10 million euros ($13.1 million) to secure Falcao's services for the season, with an option to make the deal permanent for 55 million euros.

The prolific 28-year-old forward, who missed the World Cup due to a serious knee injury, flew into Manchester to complete a medical examination hours before the transfer window closed on Monday evening.