Manchester United flop scores only goal in La Liga relegation six-pointer victory

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Manucho may not be a man remembered by United fans - but he might have scored a vital goal for Real Valladolid this afternoon.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson took the odd gamble when snapping up players. The likes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Peter Schmeichel and Nemanja Vidic paid off. Then there are the players such as Eric Djemba-Djemba, Bebe and the feature of this article - Manucho.

He signed for United from Angolan side Petro Atletico in 2008 - but he spent just one year at the club before moving on to Spanish outfit Valladolid.

He is still at the club - and in recent years his maturity has seen him develop into a regular starter for Pucela.

This season has however been a struggle for the outfit.

Before today’s game against Almeria, who are also struggling in the division, they found themselves second from bottom in Liga BBVA - Almeria above them in the table.

But not anymore - thanks to Manucho.

The Manchester United flop scored in the sixth minute, only his second goal of the season.

It proved to be the only goal - and took his side up to 16th in the table ahead of Almeria, Osasuna, Getafe and the seemingly doomed Real Betis.

Manucho may not score many - but at least he is putting them away when it counts.

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