Man United Agree to Besiktas Loan Deal for Attacker Bebe

Much maligned Portuguese youngster on his way to Turkey.

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Manchester United winger Bebe has agreed a one-year loan switch to Turkish club Besiktas.

The Portuguese attacker moved to Old Trafford from Vitoria in August 2010 for a reported £7.4m but has struggled for regular first-team opportunities.

Besiktas finished fifth in their domestic division in 2010/11. (BBC Sport)

Clearly a lot was made about two factors relating to the signing of Bebe back in August. One being the fact that he was signed before Sir Alex Ferguson had even seen him in action first hand and secondly that he was at one point homeless.

As it turns out, the young Portuguese attacker wasn’t really up to the standard of Premier League champions but that said he isn’t as bad as some would have you believe. The 20 year old barely played for United since his big money move, managing just 335 minutes of first team football. Unfortunately those 335 minutes of football happened, coincidentally or not, with some hideous results for the Old Trafford side.

Bebe started the embarrassing 4-0 Carling Cup defeat to West Ham and his only full 90 minutes run out for the club came in Man United’s narrow 1-0 FA Cup win over then conference side Crawley Town.

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