Bebe's United spell over

  • Last Updated: July 25 2014, 20:26 BST

Bebe's nightmare spell at Manchester United has finally come to an end after he was sold to Benfica.

Bebe: Benfica sign Man Utd striker on four-year contract
Bebe: Benfica sign Man Utd striker on four-year contract

United paid Vitoria de Guimaraes £7.4million for the striker in 2010, but he only started three games - all in the cup competitions.

The 24-year-old, who made seven appearances in total, never looked like making it into the United first team and he was shipped out on loan to Besiktas, Rio Ave and Pacos de Ferreira.

On Friday, Benfica confirmed they had bought the player, releasing a statement on their website which read: "Bebe has signed an agreement with SL Benfica for four years."

United will receive 3million euros (£2.4million) for Bebe and the Premier League club will also be entitled to 50 per cent of any sell-on fee.

Sir Alex Ferguson famously revealed he signed Bebe without seeing him play live.