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Name: Tiago Manuel Dias Correia, or Bebe
Date of birth: 12 July 1990 (age 20)
Born: Agualva-Cacem, Portugal
Position: Winger/forward
Former clubs: Vitoria de Guimaraes, Estrela da Amadora

"He’s two-footed and he’s very quick. He’s raw material but I’m sure we can work with that. He’s young and we’re good at developing young players."
- Sir Alex Ferguson

16/08/2010 10:00

Video: Bebe in action

When United announced that a Portuguese player called Bebe would be joining the Reds, it left many fans asking, 'Who?'.

He didn't even have a wikipedia page, and the usual stampede to Youtube yielded little. But we've obtained video footage of our new winger in action so you can make your own mind up about him.

Sir Alex believes he is a player of raw potential. "He’s two-footed, he’s very quick, there’s material there," Sir Alex said recently. "He’s raw material but I’m sure we can work with that. He’s young and we’re good at [developing] young players.

"When we identify someone with potential, we would normally assess over a longer period. But we have a good scout in Portugal and he’s very bright. He’s got a tremendous instinct about the boy and we’ve worked on that impulse. Other clubs were starting to hover on the boy so we made a quick decision and said, ‘Why don’t we go for it?’"

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