Forward Bebe has joined Portuguese champions Benfica on a 4 year deal, calling an end to his 4 year spell at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese attacker joined United for a fee believed to be £7.4m from Vitoria de Guimaraes back in 2010 to much confusion. Sir Alex Ferguson admitted that he had never seen the Portuguese attacker player and he had only been at Vitoria for 5 weeks, joining them from 3rd tier side Estrala da Amadora.
His lack of experience told as he struggled to adapt to the standard required to play for Manchester United and found himself in the reserves and loaned out.
His most recent loan, with strugglers Pacos de Ferreira, saw him score an impressive 14 goals keeping them in the Portuguese top flight and it is believed that it was his showing there that caught the attention of Benfica.
Bebe was hotly linked with a move to Portugal this summer and this afternoon Manchester United confirmed that the 24 year old had left the club, joining Benfica for €3m with United getting 50% of any potential fee that could come from a future sale:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 25, 2014