Manchester United deny rumors that Falcao has lied about his age

Falcao, who signed a season-long loan deal from Monaco on transfer deadline day, has rubbished claims he is 30 rather 28.

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Manchester United have denied rumors that new striker Radamel Falcao has lied about his age.

Falcao, who signed a season-long loan deal from Monaco on transfer deadline day, has rubbished claims he is 30 rather 28.

Rumors have surrounded the Colombia international for some time and in 2013 he addressed the matter on Twitter insisting the speculation was "completely ridiculous."

The striker has also previously released a copy of his birth certificate in a bid to prove his age and United claim they are not concerned by the latest revelations.

"We were aware of the rumors at the time and it was never an issue," a club spokesman said.