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How Bebé found home at Rayo Vallecano after Man United 'flop'

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Say the name Bebé to a football fan, and there's a good chance they'll know exactly who you're talking about. He's the forward manager Sir Alex Ferguson signed for Manchester United in 2010 without ever having seen him play, not even on video.

He's the high-profile transfer blunder who played just two Premier League games before being sent out on loan -- first to Besiktas, then to Rio Ave, then to Pacos de Ferreira -- and eventually joined Benfica in 2014. In that context, Bebé is a footnote, a curiosity and an uncharacteristic misstep as Ferguson's 27 years at Old Trafford were coming to an end.