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Man United signs Falcao loan with option to buy
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FILE - This is a Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 file photo of AS Monaco player Radamel Falcao as he gives a thumbs up to fans as he warms up on the sideline during the second half of the Emirates Cup soccer match between AS Monaco and Valencia at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium in London. Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on loan after the Premier League club agreed to a loan deal with Monaco, a person with knowledge of the deal said Monday Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
September 1, 2014, 8:38 pm

LONDON (AP) Manchester United has signed Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco in an unexpected move on transfer deadline day Monday.

The Colombia striker's deal gives United an option to buy him at the end of his season-long loan.

The 28-year-old Falcao says "Manchester United is the biggest club in the world and is clearly determined to get back to the top."

Bringing one of the hottest properties in world soccer to Old Trafford is a coup for United's owners, with the Glazer family under pressure to spend after a rapid decline since Alex Ferguson retired as manager in May 2013 after more than 26 years in charge.

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