Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Bebe's loan move to Portugal will benefit the striker's stuttering career. "We feel the boy has got to get good experience at a better level than our reserve team," Ferguson told MUTV.
"He's gone to Rio Ave who are fifth in the Portuguese league at the moment - they have a young coach [Nuno] who has a very good reputation.
"Bebe has done quite well in the last two or three months. He got a cruciate knee injury when he was on loan in Turkey last season and that derailed him for a bit.
"Coming back from these injuries takes time but he's started to develop quite well. Hopefully his spell in Portugal, where he is from anyway, could help him."