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Portuguese winger to let agent sort out future

Manchester United winger Bebe has suggested that he will leave his future in the hands of his agent this summer. For the past season the Portuguese winger has been on loan with Primeira Liga club Paços de Ferreira, what could be considered a successful season after scoring more than a handful of goals and showing his skills, which have got him the eye from a few clubs with Benfica and SC Braga in the running. The player himself has suggested he wants to be given the chance by incoming United manager Louis van Gaal, but realistically, the possibility of that is pretty slim after four years at the club, with no real progress whatsoever. He told A Bola:

“I don’t know anything concrete (about my future).

“I have heard about Braga and Sporting Lisbon, but they are just rumours. I will leave all of that to my agent.

“If I could choose to stay in Portugal, it would be to play for a big club. I think anything else wouldn’t be very favourable to me.

“However, as I have already said, I know that my agent will certainly sort out my life.”

Bebe was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2010 for a £7.4 million fee, something which was later agreed to have been a massive waste of money. The player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, the super agent in Europe with some fantastic footballers under his care, including Cristiano Ronaldo, will almost certainly find a club for the player, who has one more year remaining on his contract at the Old Trafford club. It is very doubtful that United would recoup most of their initial £7.4 million outlay, and with wages added on top of the player five-year deal, it is a massive mistake for United to have brought in a player considered as a flop at the club.

Of course it is not Bebe’s fault he flopped. He has been given a few chances, but never a proper run of matches. In the clubs defence, he was not the sort of player that was going to break into the squad right away, and he’s just not looked like the player the club wanted him to be. I am happy that he seems to have found some good form on loan this season, getting himself noticed in his native Portugal and having some bigger teams than Paços de Ferreira after him. I am sure the player and his agent will find another club interested, whether it be a permanent deal or another loan away from Old Trafford, meaning he could leave as a free agent in a years time.

By Paul Bienkowski

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