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25th Jul 2014

A sad day as Bebe finally leaves Manchester United

The end of an era...

Joe Harrington

The end of an era…

Sometimes clubs take risks in the transfer market so inevitably a few of them don’t quite work out and an obvious example is the case of Manchester United and Bebe.

United paid Vitoria de Guimaraes £7.4million for the striker in 2010 when Alex Ferguson thought he’d unearthed an absolute gem of a player. Fergie reportedly turned down the chance to sign Real Madrid’s new Galactico James Rodriguez back then because he had so much belief in Bebe’s ability.

It was a downright disaster as the Portuguese forward started only three games, played in seven overall and had three different loan spells during his four years at Old Trafford.

He spent last season on-loan at Pacos de Ferreira and managed to score 12 goals in 27 games which has earned him a move to Benfica…

Bebe has signed a four-year contract in a deal worth up to €3million and United still hold some belief in the guy because they have the right to 50% of any sell-on fee.

Bye, bye, Bebe.