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Ferguson responds to Falcao rumours

by Sam Peoples

Sir Alex Ferguson has quashed any rumours linking Falcao to Manchester United in the summer.

The 27-year-old Columbian striker, currently playing for Athletico Madrid in Spain, was heavily linked with United this week after Spanish newspaper Marca claimed United were set to sign Falcao.

But Sir Alex was quick to deny that any deal was in place or going to be in place.

“Do you honestly believe that?” he said in his pre match press conference.

“Really? It does amaze me that you come up with that one.”

The United manager, 71, has been uncharacteristically truthful in recent times with transfer stories, admitting interest in van Persie, Hazard and Lucas Moura in 2012 when he normally kept his cards close to his chest.

Following the Marca story , odds were slashed on his arrival at United various news outlets such as the Mirror and the Daily Mail followed suit, before Spanish journalist Guillem Balague ‘claimed’ United had already given Athletico Falcao a down payment in advance as they have done previously before signing David De Gea.

The report also suggested Hernandez would be used as part of a player plus cash deal, despite Ferguson saying Hernandez is ‘going nowhere‘ and Chicharito publicly stating his desire to stay with the club.

Given his recently transparent transfer dealings, there is nothing to suggest that Ferguson isn’t telling the truth about these Falcao rumours and with United needing investment in other areas, maybe it isn’t such a bad thing.

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