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25/07/2014 17:54, Report by Adam Marshall

Bebe signs for Benfica

Manchester United forward Bebe has joined Benfica in a deal worth up to €3million, with the right to 50% of any sell-on fee.

Bebe sparkled in the Portuguese Primeira Liga for Pacos de Ferreira during a loan stint last season and his form took him to the fringes of his country's World Cup squad for Brazil.

After arriving at Old Trafford in 2010, he also had loan spells with Besiktas and Rio Ave and made two substitute appearances in the Barclays Premier League for the Reds. 

One feat he managed was to score in two different cup competitions for United, with efforts against Bursaspor and Wolves in the Champions League and League Cup respectively.

The 24-year-old will link up with Jorge Jesus' side and help cover the recent sale of winger Lazar Markovic to Liverpool. Benfica completed a historic Treble last term and also reached the Europa League final.

Everybody at United would like to wish Bebe the best of luck for the future.

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