Manchester United has confirmed that Bebe has moved to Portuguese club Rio Ave on loan until the end of June.
Sir Alex Ferguson feels the loan move will give a chance to play regularly and also to gain experience first-team football elsewhere, thus his loan move to Rio Ave has been made official.
The 22-year-old has played seven times for the Red Devils and has found the net twice since joining the club in August 2010 for a fee in the region of 7 million pounds.
The forward struggled to find a regular place in Sir Alex Ferguson’s first-team due to the stiff competition at his position, though, which inlcudes Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck.
“We feel the boy has got to get good experience at a better level than our reserve team,” Ferguson told the club’s official website. “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.