Bebe discusses his shock move to Man Utd: I thought it was a joke

Bebe has spoken of his surprise move to Manchester United almost two years ago. The 22-year-old said he thought agent Jorge Mendes was joking about being wanted at Old Trafford.

Bebe has spoken of his surprise move to Manchester United almost two years ago.

The 22-year-old said he thought agent Jorge Mendes was joking about being wanted at Old Trafford.

The move in August 2010 came five weeks after a free transfer to Vitoria de Guimaraes from Portuguese Second Division side Estrela.

He is currently on loan at mid-table Portuguese club Rio Ave and said: "It was all very sudden and unexpected. I was on the train and the club president of Vitoria called me. He said I had to go very quickly to Jorge Mendes’ house. When I arrived, Jorge gave me the news, asking: Do you want to go to Manchester United? Yes? Let’s go. I didn’t believe him. I thought he was joking, honestly.

"I don’t know if the value was right or not but I know that Mr Ferguson believed the information they gave him."

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