PICTURE: United flop cannot kick start career as injury curse continues

Sent out on loan so he could receive pitch-time, Manchester United forward is now out of action with shoulder complaint.

Manchester United forward Bebe, sent out on to Portuguese outfit Pacos de Ferreira in order to receive games, will be out of competitive action for the foreseeable future due to suffering injury.

Bought from Vitoria de Guimaraes in 2010 for £7.4m, Bebe has struggled for games, form and fitness whilst at Old Trafford and has built up a reputation as one of Sir Alex Ferguson's most costly transfer mistakes.

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The 23-year-old featured for Pacos de Ferreira at the weekend, but was withdrawn deep into the second half due to an issue with his shoulder. He took a photograph of the injury and uploaded it to his Instagram account.

Bebe is familiar with serious injuries. It was only two years ago when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament while representing the Portugal Under 21 team.

image: © Andrea Sartorati

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