Bebe ready to prove ability at Benfica

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Former-Manchester United attacker Bebe is ready to prove his ability at Benfica after a tough time at Old Trafford.

The Portuguese forward became a byword for flop during his time at Manchester United after several poor performances for the first team. His actual move from Vitoria de Guimaraes to Manchester United was itself controversial, with rumours of third party ownership and shady agent dealings.

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It was a remarkable rise for a player who just a few years previous was playing in the Homeless World Cup and the lowers tiers of Portuguese football.

But his time at Manchester United saw Bebe make just two Premier League appearances, and he was sent out on loan to Besiktas, Rio Ave and Pacos de Ferreira.

Portugal success

He stint at Pacos de Ferreira was a successful one on an individual level for Bebe though, as the forward notched 12 goals in 27 league appearances.

That earned him a move from Manchester United to Portuguese giants Benfica, where he hopes he can continue his impressive form in the top flight.

"It's a huge opportunity, and I want to get back to being great," Bebe told Benfica TV as reported by A Bola. I want to improve, to give everything in every training session, I try to always learn more."

Manchester United reportedly received €3m for Bebe, while the deal also included rights to 50 per cent of any future sell-on fee Benfica receive.

Man United clear out

The forward was one of several players let go by Louis van Gaal in his first transfer window at the club. As noted, Bebe barely featured under Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes, so it was no surprise to see him depart.

Other players also allowed to leave, either on loan or permanently, included Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley and Javier Hernandez. Plenty of quality came through the doors though, as van Gaal splashed out for Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind and Radamel Falcao among others.

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