Manchester United outcast strikes again on loan

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Manchester United might have bad memories of Bebe, but he continues to do the business out on loan in Portugal.

The 23-year-old is regarded as one of the worst pieces of business done by Sir Alex Ferguson during his reign at the club, signing the player from Vitória de Guimarães without seeing him play a game.

In Bebe's solitary full season at Old Trafford, he made seven appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils, and was subsequently shipped out to Besiktas and the Rio Ave.

David Moyes replaced Fergie at the Manchester United helm last summer, but followed in the old manager's footsteps by again sending the forward out on loan - this time to Paços de Ferreira.

However, the former Portugal U21 international appears to have found some form, scoring his seventh goal of the season in a 2-1 win at the weekend. His equaliser, a low finish before half-time, drew a mooted celebration as it came against Vitoria, but led to a comeback which ultimately finished in victory.

Back in the Premier League, Manchester United were taking a beating at the hands of one of their great rivals. If the 3-0 defeat to Liverpool told us anything, it's that the falling champions need to change something.

And, a return for Bebe might not be the craziest idea of all-time. Whilst fans will mock the suggestion, the new boss owes it to himself to at least take a look at a player who cost in excess of £7million at the age of 20.

What's the worst that could happen - Bebe isn't up to scratch and needs to be sold, rather than loaned out. But, if he's suddenly showing some promise, then why not get him involved. It's a 'win, win' situation that the Manchester United boss should explore either immediately if he can, or in the summer if his loan contract doesn't have a recall clause for the Old Trafford outfit.

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Tiago Bebe
Manchester United
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