Debt collectors in Manchester went to the Football Premier League champions’ Carrington training base looking for the Portuguese attacker Bebe, but could not find him.
New Manchester United boss David Moyes has his own headaches with the Wayne Rooney saga – but they are nothing in comparison to those of his Portuguese forward Bebe.
The English Premier League champions are well used to receiving visitors to their Carrington training complex, but last weekend was a first.
Bailiffs turned up at the Red Devils’ HQ last week demanding to speak with the £7 million flop. United’s own security refused to permit the debt collectors entry, who returned an hour later with police officers to search for the 23-year-old.
Greater Manchester Police who confirmed that “shortly before 11am on Saturday 13 July 2013, police were called to a training complex on Isherwood Road, Carrington. ”
“Officers attended and established the matter was a civil one that is now being dealt with by the relevant parties.”
Bebe had been training that morning but the bailiffs were unable find him. Reports from some quarters have suggested he was smuggled out of the training complex in the boot of a team mates car however these claims remain unconfirmed.