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How much Manchester United flop Bebe earned a week was once leaked online, including crazy signing on fee

How much Manchester United flop Bebe earned a week was once leaked online, including crazy signing on fee

The attacker joined United in 2010 for £7.4m but only scored twice

Sir Alex Ferguson got plenty of signings spot on during his time at Manchester United - but nobody is perfect and he got the odd transfer decision wrong in the end.

For every Cristiano Ronaldo, Eric Cantona or Wayne Rooney signed, there are those acquisitions made in the market which won't go down in history as the greatest buys ever.

Sir Alex generally had a good eye for a player, but every so often, they did not end up living up to expectations.

And that is most certainly the case in a United shirt for Bebe, who signed for the club in 2010.

The Old Trafford club signed the winger from Portuguese side Vitoria de Guimaraes for a reported transfer fee of £7.4m, which was said to be the player's buy-out clause, and came just five weeks after he had joined his previous club Estrela da Amadora.

In his first season at United, Bebe scored two goals in seven appearances for the Old Trafford side.

But the winger went on to make no further appearances for United after that campaign, spending the rest of his time away from the club on various loan spells at Besiktas, Rio Ave, and Pacos de Ferreira.

Eventually, Bebe's time at United came to an end in the summer of 2014 and he moved to Portuguese side Benfica for €3m, so United were able to recoup some of the money they spent acquiring him four years earlier.

Manchester United flop Bebe. (

And back in 2016, the Football Leaks website, via GOAL, leaked the contract Bebe signed with United, and it included details of the signing on fee the player received for joining the Old Trafford club, as well as his weekly wages.

Bebe was given a signing on fee of £500,000 paid in five instalments of £100,000 between 2010 and 2014 - which is not a bad amount of money to receive just for agreeing to work somewhere.

And his annual wages at United came in at £900,000 per year, which works out at around £17,000 a week, with his contract running for five years until 2015.

And in case you were wondering what he is up to now, Bebe is now aged 33 and still playing, currently at Spanish side Real Zaragoza for the season on loan from Rayo Vallecano.

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Topics: Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Football