Bebe nearing Manchester United exit as Benfica move draws close

Bebe signed for Manchester United for a fee of £7million back in 2010, and big things were expected of the Portuguese youngster upon arrival. He scored on his full debut and also Champions League debut, but sadly things went downhill from there, and a number of loan moves followed shortly after.

Last season Bebe scored fourteen goals in all competitions for Pacos de Ferreira, and impressed the Portuguese league all season-long – so much so that there was talk of a spot in the Portugal World Cup squad for the winger.

It is now being reported that Benfica are close to signing the 24-year old, and a move back to his hometown country will surely do him some good. He’ll feel more comfortable in his surroundings and that’ll allow him to concentrate solely on his football.

Bebe said:

“The fact that they [Benfica] won the title last season motivates me more to complete this deal. I’m ready to leave anytime.”

“For now I’m training with the rest of the [Man United] squad. I haven’t fulfilled my potential, but I feel that my time is coming.”

“I promise a lot of commitment, hard work to show my qualities and help the team[Benfica] win the title. I’m different and ambitious.”

If the deal does go through then Bebe will be playing Champions League football next season, whereas Manchester United won’t be…

Bebe scored three goals in seven Manchester United appearances.

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  1. Best of luck to Bebe – The ludicrous pressure on him when he first signed was appalling for a player who hadn’t had the training or preparation most footballers get in their youth. I’m happy that things are finally working out for him in Portugal.

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