Infamous Manchester United flop signs for La Liga outfit

Manucho has joined Rayo Vallecano on a one-year deal.

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 Kleberson. It is fair to say that Sir Alex did not always get it right. Another player in this category would have to be Angolan striker 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 has since shone for his national team, but he is far from a regular goal-scorer. Last season he managed just three goals in 26 appearances ... hardly prolific.

And now, six years after joining United, he is on the move again. He has managed to land a deal at fellow La Liga outfit Rayo Vallecano.

The 31-year-old, coming toward the end of his career, has agreed a move from the relegated Real Valladollid to Vallecano on a free transfer.

His one year deal is certainly a reprieve, considering his poor form in front of goal.

Manucho, who has spent time on loan at Panathinaikos, Hull City, Maniaspor and Bucaspor - will now hope to help the cash-strapped side survive in La Liga for another season - after they finished 12th last season.

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