Louis van Gaal has already written off Manchester United outcast Bebe, according to The Daily Mail.
The report has suggested that Bebe, who was shipped out on loan last season, has been put through his paces alongside other United players who didn't feature at this summer's World Cup. The United men are now involved in ball-playing training sessions which is being led by club legend Ryan Giggs.
It appears that, despite Bebe currently being involved in pre-season training, Louis van Gaal is ready to axe him this summer. The Portuguese forward will either be loaned out by United or sold on a permanent basis ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.
If Bebe is loaned out, then it will be his third consecutive year away from Old Trafford on a temporary basis. With just one year left on his current deal with United, it only seems a matter of time before he departs the club once and for all.
It appears, then, that the new Manchester United boss will follow in the footsteps of David Moyes, who also wrote the player off immediately in the summer of 2013. Bebe did, however, enjoy a fairly successful season last term plying his trade for Pacos de Ferreira, as he hit double figures in terms of goals.
Rest of squad
Along with Bebe, a number of other Manchester United players are currently in training with Ryan Giggs and Co. Anderson, another player who was out loan last season, is with the rest of the squad, whilst first-team stars Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher and Tom Cleverley are back in training.
New Red Devils signing Ander Herrera is also getting to know his new teammates, whilst youngsters Wilfried Zaha, Jesse Lingard and Nick Powell will be hoping to show what they can do.
Louis van Gaal, however, will currently be focussing on Holland's World Cup semi-final clash with Argentina tomorrow night. When he does arrive at Old Trafford, he will have to get to work straight away as United look to improve after last season's nightmare campaign.
Manchester United fans will certainly be excited for the 2014/15 season, with the club looking to regain their European status at the first attempt. It appears, though, that the club will enter the new season without Bebe once again.