Monday 23 January 2017

Fergie trips on Bebe step

Published 29/08/2010 | 05:00

I n Danny Cannon's film Goal, a young Mexican boy living illegally in Los Angeles is discovered as a footballing prodigy, and becomes a hero at Newcastle United. It's a classic, fictional rags-to-riches story with all that comes with that territory as the hero propels his club into the lofty heights of the Champions League.

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The transfer of the previously unknown Portuguese striker Bebe to Manchester United was heralded as a true-life rags-to-riches tale. Bebe became the first player signed by Alex Ferguson who he had not seen play -- David Bellion? Djemba-Djemba? -- and given the news last week that Bebe is now deemed not even good enough for the reserve team squad, he may well be the last.

jgreene@independent.ie

Sunday Independent

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