Manchester United’s Portuguese winger Bebe has suggested through the media in Portugal that he wants to convince new manager Louis van Gaal that he can play a part at the club after another season on loan in his native country with Paços de Ferreira. Bebe has had a good season on loan, scoring 14 goals, with his latest coming in their play off to avoid relegation against Desportivo Aves. The first leg ended in a 0-0 draw, but in the second leg, Bebe struck on the 25th minute to open the scoring, with Paços de Ferreira winning the match 3-1 and ensuring their stay in the Portuguese top flight continues into the new season.
Bebe has been loaned out three times since he signed for United in a £7.4 million deal in 2010, which seems such a waste of money for a player of little ability, at least until this season anyway, but he still has a lot to prove if he wants to make the United first team, in my opinion anyway. The Portuguese winger was loaned to Beşiktaş, then Rio Ave last season and despite performing for the United U21 side, he was then loaned out to Paços de Ferreira, where the player feels he has developed into a better player. The 23-year-old, speaking to the Portuguese press, which was reported by Sky News, said:
“Now my objective is to go back to Man Utd to try and convince the new coach that I have a chance in the team.”
Bebe has been linked to many clubs during his time at United with reports linking him to Braga earlier this season, but over the past few days he has been linked to Portuguese giants Benfica. Bebe was the original rags to riches story, which could have been great for the club, but in all honesty, I have no expectations for the player at United. The videos of Bebe on YouTube make him look like a decent player, but with the chances he’s had at the club, he really has not shown any reasons as to why he should be kept at the club and I really do not see why Louis van Gaal will give him a place in the first team, but as he’s got a year left on his current contract, he will probably get a chance in pre-season and I guess whatever happens will depend on how well he fares.
By Paul Bienkowski
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