United flop takes a swiping shot ahead of expected departure

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United striker Bebe has strongly hinted that he would be interested in a move to Sporting Lisbon this summer.

The £7 million Portuguese winger joined the club in 2011 but has never lived up to the promise that Sir Alex Ferguson had signed him for on Carlos Queiroz’ recommendation.

And ahead of what is to be an expected departure, Bebe took a swipe at United by hinting that United do not put faith in young players or appreciate them.

“I would love to play for Sporting,” Bebe told Correio de Manha.

“The club would suit me and it is an ambition of mine to play for Sporting.

“They put faith in young players, appreciate them, and play an attractive game that suits my style.

“It is a club that can grow. I haven’t found that in England.”

If there is any club in the world that puts faith in young players, it is United. Over the past few years the likes of Welbeck, Cleverley, Wootton, Keane, Tunnicliffe and Cole have all made their first team debuts after coming through the lower ranks at the club.

Bebe had his chances at first-team football but blew them all. He simply wasn’t ready for it.

Moyes’ intentions to carry on the tradition of promoting youth within the club gives Bebe all the more reason to stay for at least one more season but I’m not sure I’d even want him at the club given how little he has progressed in three years.

United are better off trying to recuperate some of the £7 million spent on Bebe and give more game time to the likes of Larnell Cole, Jesse Lingard and Adnan Januzaj who are all looking like staking their claims on a first team squad spot in the coming years.

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8 comments

chongo 06/21/2013 - 00:33

There is so much evidence of wasted talent, incompetence, SAF arrogance. Bebe speaks true. You make MU stronger by not ass licking too much.

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The Gaffer 06/20/2013 - 00:00

I agree there is some dead wood that United need to get rid of in order to bring in some talent, whether it be from the academy or the transfer list.
Bebe should be top of the list of those to go, there are others who have had their chances or not lived up to potential, whether Moyes will cut all that deadwood out in one season remains to be seen.
Rooney will not be going, or shouldn’t be, OK he’s a prat and throws his teddy out of the pram, but you cannot allow a bloke who scored 16 goals last season from unnatural positions to leave the club without a fight.

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Kemo paul 06/19/2013 - 23:01

Rooney, valincia, nani, welback, anderson and bebe also should go make moyes bring beter player like thiago, CR7,

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toni 06/19/2013 - 19:25

Agree 100% re Bebe waste of space. Think Nani should go too he is not consistant enough. I hope Rooney stays I mean Arsenal or United no competition

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RVP GOLDEN BOOTS 06/19/2013 - 19:21

U sound like someone speaking thru a chicken drum stick bite. God knows how much of it has been given 2 u to make u lose yo mind. Plenty of chances were given to u but u played tennis in a football pitch. Can some delete this loser from our pay sheet. Silly boy.

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Ahmad Adam Ibraheem 06/19/2013 - 12:20

About legendary Rooney we still want him…..Oldtraford needs you.

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Lucky Boaz 06/19/2013 - 09:13

Bebe has become more of a liability since he joined the club. He should leave with the likes of Nani, Anderson, Macheda, Young, Fletcher and even Rooney since he has no love 4 the club. Bring in Alcantra, Strootman, Reus and give Chicharito more playing time.

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in1voice 06/19/2013 - 03:25

Totally agree. Should let this guy go, and few others too, like Macheda for example. Even Cleverly and Wellback need to buck up, or they should go too (not to mention Anderson and Nani), so that space is freed up for up and coming youngsters.

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