Portuguese outfit Rio Ave have announced Manchester United striker Bebe has joined them on loan. Bebe moved to United in a surprise £7.4m deal from VitoriaGuimaraes in 2010 but struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford and joined Turkish side Besiktas on a season-long loan in June 2011 where he suffered a long term injury.

The 22 year old insists he is now fully fit, telling www.rioave-fc.pt: "I'm ready to play and pleased to wear the Rio Ave shirt.

"I'll give it everything while I'm here and try to help the team to continue occupying the places that they have been in the table."

He added: "Obviously something went wrong in the last phase of my career, I had a serious injury which thankfully I have fully recovered well from.

"I'm fine physically, I was always training and playing. It's good to come here and I want to show what I can do."

 Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on Manchester United