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Neville asks for Man Utd's Bebe to be left alone to develop

Gary Neville is hoping the shock of Bebe's arrival at Manchester United will subside allowing the youngster to progress. The Portuguese winger was a virtual unknown before United splashed out £7million to bring him to Old Trafford back in August.

Bebe has been restricted to just one substitute outing in the Carling Cup so far, offering supporters little opportunity to judge the new recruit.

Veteran full-back Neville is keen to see Bebe given the time and space he needs in which to realise his potential.

"It was good to see Bebe get his first taste of first-team action," he said.

"United have signed lots of youngsters in recent years - (Cristiano) Ronaldo, (Federico) Macheda, the da Silvas - so I don't understand the fuss about Bebe. It's a bit unfair on him.

"He has a lot of raw talent, two great feet, he's extremely quick and he's learning all the time."

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