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Manchester United Dismiss Rumours Over Radamel Falcao’s Age

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MANCHESTER United said there is no issue with regard to the age of Radamel Falcao. The striker, who United signed on a season-long loan from Monaco on transfer deadline day, has denied reports he is two years older than he claims, which would make him 30 rather than 28.

Such talk has surrounded the Colombia international for some time and in 2013 he addressed the matter on Twitter, stressing the speculation was “completely ridiculous”. He has also previously released a copy of his birth certificate in a bid to prove his age.

“We were aware of the rumours at the time and it was never an issue,” a United spokesman said. Falcao could make his debut in Sunday’s Premier League home game with QPR.

The Italian midfielder Davide Petrucci has joined the Romanian club CFR Cluj after being released from his United contract by mutual consent.

The 22-year-old joined United from his hometown club Roma in 2008 but was unable to break into the first team and spent time out on loan at Peterborough, Royal Antwerp and Charlton. – The Guardian

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