Transfer News: Man Utd Beat Real Madrid, Arsenal, And Liverpool To Falcao's Signature, His Father Reveals

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By Mark Wayne Eubank | September 4, 2014 7:48 PM EST

Manchester United beat Real Madrid and Arsenal in the process when they successfully secured the signature of Falcao, according to his father Radamel Garcia.

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Monaco's Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring against Nantes during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Beaujoire in Nantes, August 24, 2014.

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The Colombian is still tied with his mother club, AS Monaco, until 2018, and just made a temporary season-long stop at Old Trafford.

"Things did not happen with Real Madrid because, if you have money and you go to the shops to buy a shirt or trousers, you have to decide if you buy it or not," the 28-year-old's father revealed.

"So Real Madrid opted not to do it and you can't do anything about that."

"Apart from that, I don't know, I have a feeling they wanted the player to offer himself as a gift with a number of conditions and things like that."

"Juventus, Manchester City, Liverpool also approached him and Arsenal at the last minute."

While it is seen as a good feat for the Red Devils in terms of finally being able to attract and land world-class players, the loan deal that reportedly cost them as much as £24million, along with Angel di Maria's purchase, is viewed as a sign of desperation from management and that it runs counter to United's philosophy of developing and spotting young talents.

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Monaco's Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring against Nantes during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Beaujoire in Nantes, August 24, 2014.
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