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United - The Bebe Buy Was Instinctive!

Sir Alex Ferguson was able to put total trust in the United scouting department and adviCe from former United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz when signing unknown Portuguese striker Bebe for approximately £7 million.

Sir Alex even publicised the fact he hadn`t even seen the young attacking midfielder play before sending David Gill to complete the deal.

'Sometimes you have to go on an instinct, you look at material, you look at the player's age and whether they're bringing pace, balance, desire to play and things like that."

"Our scouting department is very good and you have got to trust your staff. Our scout in Portugal was adamant that we must do something quickly, and I also spoke to Carlos."


A gamble it seems that we could sign an unproven player like Bebe and let slip a player proven at the highest level in Mesut Ozil, who have recently finalised a move to the graveyard of football for £6 million more.

However no one had really heard of young Chicharito before he signed, and if he turns out anything like him I will be satisfied.

In Fergie we trust!

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Writer: Alex Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 19 2010

Time: 5:53PM

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I found this amazing when I heard about it, 7 million for a player that Alex has never seen play...
__villa__
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19/08/2010 19:55:00

Who's doing the kamikaze spending now then? PMSL
fifthcolumnblue
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19/08/2010 23:38:00

Mustve been his poor upbringing,raw talent at its best.
Chelsea24/7
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20/08/2010 00:44:00

24 mil for Milner. PMSL.
TheFamousNo7
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20/08/2010 11:01:00

As opposed to £30.5 m for Berbaflop? Glass houses and stones mate - we all know English players come at premium prices, and let's face it, we just bought the PFA young player of the year.
fifthcolumnblue
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20/08/2010 12:01:00

32.5 mil for Robinho? 19 mil for Jo? 22-24 mil for Lescott? 25 mil for Adebayor? 17.5 mil for Roque Santa Cruz? Alot more big money flops on your part in less time.
TheFamousNo7
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20/08/2010 13:57:00

We bought berbatov from the money we got from winning the Champions League... Wat the neighbors have to say about this? We earned the money on the pitch unlike......
redfalcon
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20/08/2010 16:42:00

such a stupid buy, man u could of got him on a free transfer if they offered him a contract in june but no, they pay 7 mil on a 3rd division portuguese player when if they paid 5 mil more they could of got ozil.
MR.CHELSEA
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20/08/2010 16:50:00

@MR.CHELSEA ur statement abt Ozil is true. But on ozil, there was one tiny problem. He had his mind set on spain. It was not a problem of money.
redfalcon
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20/08/2010 17:57:00

sorry.... my bad ...ur statement abt Bebe is true but i dont think he s a waste of money...
redfalcon
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20/08/2010 18:21:00

Has anyone seen him play? didn't think so, I have. Seeing as I am Portuguese and all. The boy has potential to be a force. He has the ability much like Ronaldo did as a boy his age. Molded properly and many haters talking will either shut up or continue talking ***** like they TRYED with Ronaldo(nice try by the way people)
Paulinho
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20/08/2010 23:59:00

Thanks for the ressurances paulinho.
TheFamousNo7
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21/08/2010 00:56:00

People also to forget the transfer fee is not the only money spent on a player. Ozils wage is probably about ten times that of Bebe so it isnt really a case of "an extra five million and we would have got him."
khoder
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21/08/2010 07:00:00

 

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