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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson
There was a flurry of excitement when it was reported last week Manchester United were interested in signing Radamel Falcao only for Sir Alex Ferguson to quickly laugh at the notion.
"Do you honestly believe that?" he said. "Really? It does amaze me that you come up with that one."
It is worth noting he doesn’t actually deny the story, and then this weekend it was reported Ferguson's Chief Scout Jim Lawlor watched Falcao score twice for Atletico Madrid in their win over Granada.
There does appear to be some lingering interest, but it still seems unlikely the Colombian striker will be at Old Trafford next season.
It came as a surprise United were willing to spend £24 million on Robin van Persie last summer, so to spend around around double that on Falcao just a year later appears far-fetched.
At the moment United have their strongest stable of forwards since the Treble-winning season of 1999 in Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez, and unless one of them is moved on there doesn’t appear room for Falcao as well.
Likelihood of Falcao joining Manchester United: 20%