Bebe, the former Homeless World Cup player Sir Alex Ferguson signed on the basis of a recommendation from Carlos Queiroz, was deemed not fit enough to play for the reserve team this week.
The Portuguese player was left out of a 16-man squad to face Manchester City’s reserves this week by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The 20-year-old was also hauled out of a training match for being “off the pace”.
The news will cause a bit of a stir among Manchester United fans since Sir Alex Ferguson admitted he had no seen so much as a DVD of Bebe in action before opening his chequebook for the £7.4 million transfer.
Of particular concern is the fact that Bebe had supposedly taken part in a full pre-season with previous side Vitoria de Guimaraes, including seven friendly matches.