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Mourinho: 'If I can help Falcao to reach his level again, I will do it'

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Well, here we have it, ladies and gentlemen.  Signed, sealed, and delivered.

A very special mission for The Special One, to be sure.  At least there won't be any Shevchenko-like issues regarding team and transfer control, right?  Even if going after Falcao isn't Jose Mourinho's idea, he seems to be fully on-board and fully committed to making this insanity work.  Though I think we can probably safely assume that it is his idea, as it's fully in line with policy from the previous two summers, when we added veteran strikers in Samuel Eto'o and Didier Drogba.  Falcao's a bit younger than either of those two, but his best days sure appear to be behind him.

"It hurts me that people in England think that the real Falcao is the one we saw at Manchester United."

-Jose Mourinho; source: Inside Spanish Football

Let's just hope that's the most painful this whole deal becomes.

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