In his column for the Sunday Times of Malta , Neville wrote: "It was good to see Bebe get his first taste of first team action. There has been a lot of talk about him and I don’t understand why. Manchester United have signed so many young players over recent years, such as Manucho, Mame Diouf, Federico Macheda, Giuseppe Rossi, Cristiano Ronaldo, the Da Silva brothers and Chris Smalling, so I don’t understand the fuss about Bebe. It’s a bit unfair on him.
"That said, it was good to see him play. He has a lot of raw talent, two great feet, he’s extremely quick and he’s learning all the time."