£7.2m Manchester United flop scores third goal in three games

Bebe

Bebe is leading the charge for relegation threatened Pacos de Ferreira this year.

Remember Bebe … of course you do.

The Portuguese youngster was infamously signed by Sir Alex Ferguson for £7.2 million in 2010 in a truly sensational transfer - not least because Sir Alex Ferguson had to admit he had never seen him play and his transfer was at the recommendation of Carlos Quieroz.

However Bebe never looked like making the grade with the club and a loan-spell with Besiktas ended in injury and discipline nightmare.

Bebe went out on loan with Rio Ave last season, and had a mixed spell with the club - shining on occasion before disappointing on others.

But Pacos de Ferreira took a risk on him this summer and overall it has been a struggle for the player.

Pacos had an excellent campaign last term - qualifying for the Europa League in the process.

But they have struggled this campaign - sitting second from bottom and in the relegation zone.

But recently he has started to show glimpses of talent that give his team hope for the future.

Bebe has now scored three goals in three games for the club - after ending a drought running from September against Academica on the 12th January.

He followed that up with a fantastic strike against Braga in an unexpected away draw on the 19th of January.

Bebe has now scored again - this time in a vital win against bottom of the table Olhanense in the Primeira Liga.

He is finding his form at exactly the right time as Pacos go into the second part of the season under serious threat of relegation to the Liga de Honra.

Bebe may be a forgotten man at United, and he is unlikely to be on his way back to the club anytime soon.

But if he can continue this form - he will always be a hero at Pacos.

We don’t have the goal from game, so here is his exceptional goal from the previous game against Braga…

image: © Andrea Sartorati

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