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PICTURES: Chicharito, Smalling and Bébé (with new hair)

Some media sources claimed that the Portuguese press had Bébé’s new haircut down to Sir Alex Ferguson’s strict orders. However, I think that’s stereotyping the old Fergie. He’s not so much like that now. Just like he didn’t actually ban Nani’s extravagant celebratory flip and just like he allowed Anderson to have long braided hair, it’s probable he had no problem with Bébé’s hair.

“It’s one of our policies, one of our important policies, to identify young players that can grow into the club and develop here,” said Ferguson. “We’ve always worked on the age-factor here. We have several players in their thirties, a few in the mid-twenties to late-twenties, and the rest area all young players who are improving all the time. So I feel it is the right policy for Manchester United. We’re good at producing our own young players and we’re also good at developing young players. The three young players sitting here today are part of that.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. RedHarry4Life says:

    not to worry lads about missing out on Ozil. he will be like
    “Its my dream to play for Real” Benzema,
    “Its my dream to play for Real” Robinho,
    “Its my dream to play for Real” Sneider,
    “Its my dream to play for Real” Gago,
    “Its my dream to play for Real” L Diarra,
    “Its my dream to play for Real” Robben,
    “Its my dream to play for Real” Drenthe,
    “Its my dream to play for Real” Canales and all the rest of “Its my dream to play for Real” brigade all down the years.

    Wait till next summer when he hasn’t had a chance the wonderful Real fans have booed and abused him after Real have again won fuck all, and if frergie really fancies him then we will get him on the cheap

  2. TEN TEN says:

    A trio of “small babies”: Smalling, Little Pea, and Bebe (is it pronounced ‘baby’?). Fergie sure sign them young nowadays!

  3. Dean-Strauss says:

    “Its my dream to play for Real.”
    -every paycheck-seeking gloryhog namebrand fuckhead that doesn’t fancy the Champions League quarterfinals.

  4. ManchestHairUnited says:

    Come on Bebe! Is he moved in?

  5. sir-ryan-giggs says:

    it shouldnt have been these 3 players…it should have been sneider,benzema ,saf, (and any defender apart form this useless smalling total waste of a 10m)…then we would have been talking of an incredible team…but i guess they can play their part in helping us win.

  6. larhalt says:

    the more i looked at Chicharito the more i feel like his Owen’s son hahahahah just saying…

  7. ForgetCR says:

    Yikes, reading the comments, its crazy to see some of the sudden Ozil hate / contempt that’s going around. He is a stunning player, and he joined Madrid… This could be because:
    1. We didnt want him
    2. We wanted him but he wanted to go to Madrid
    3. We wanted him but he wanted more money and Madrid were willing to pay. (P.S: he’s on 75,00,000 pounds per week at Real, not 100k pw)

    Whatever the case, it does not take away from the fact that he’s one of the only players today who you is a young, world-class play making midfielders with an eye for goal. Who are the others? Eden Hazard, Gourcuff, Cesc etc. Apart from Cesc, the others havent proven themselves for their club completely, nor have they performed on a high pressure stage like the WC. The other quality play makers are are guarded like the family jewels by their teams… Arteta, Pirlo

    I think Fergie missed out on a relatively cheap (12mn transfer fee, 4mn pa in wages) yet world class player who had a lot of scope for improvement. Club loyalty is good, but please lets not assume we did good business in this case.

  8. Devil310 says:

    Damn….Bebe looks like a Boxer….and im not talking about the short hair….just take a look at THAT NOSE!!!!


  9. Zibbie says:

    When all said and done this 3 could out do Man Chitys crop of players. David is class but this is the EPL not every players cup of tea.
    Hernandez and this Bebe could end up dwarfing the shity boy’s contribution -Miller has not signed as of yet and even with him.

  10. Zibbie says:

    SAF and JOMO got together and JOMO told SAF Bebe is the man you get him I’ll take the Gecko and when I take over for you Bebe will be my engine in my 4-5-1 or whatever formation I play. Salute wine glasses clash…………

  11. King Eric says:

    Does anyone know if Bebe was warming up on the pitch the other night? There was a fucking HUGE black lad warming up and it wasn’t Pat or Valencia?

  12. huzi says:

    hahahaha… look at that. those bitters are really deluded arent they?

  13. kel says:

    Looking at the news a day ago and now, i couldn’t recogise bebe well. He looks so different.
    I think his haircut is due to him having a fresh start and nothing to do with Fergie. Just like Nani and Anderson, no problems now.

    Cant wait to see how good he is.

  14. bealsy says:


    … yeah I may have just stoked the fire on that article… ;-)

  15. King Eric says:

    ForgetCR – Ozil isn’t world class yet mate, far from it. Fergie rarely plays with “playmakers”,

    denton – Yeah I noticed that line as well by Fergie, he is spot on.

  16. bigphil2003 says:

    @huzi – they are incredibly deluded, but unfortunately a good number of our own fans were deluded by that link as well. Good to see that you posting the link has encouraged some setting the record straight on their site though.

  17. King Eric says:

    bigphil – hello mate. Yeah I had my two penny worth on that site. I see you are on there. I like your (last minute header) comment!

  18. huzi says:

    I never comment on there because I know those guys are way too deluded. They can’t see the facts staring at them in the face. Good comments though from some of you guys.

  19. Costas says:


    Thanks. Doesn’t sound like he has much faith in Kaka. Can’t say that I blame him. I wonder if Kaka will be back in Italy this time next year.

  20. NotoriousRedDevil says:

    @ huzi, bigphil2003, & King Eric

    So thats what a cit-eh blog looks like. Feel sick NEVER post a link on here again lol.
    It’s true how it confused some of us myself included but the explanation was perfectly reasonable. Trust the ABUs to jump on the bandwagon though. Typical. It’s like every time we sign someone and say its an excellent signing the ABUs all mention Veron, Djemba-Djemba and the luckless Kleberson or when we spend big on Rio, Berbatov and Rooney. They forget about Cantona, Irwin, Schmeichel, Solskjaer, Johnsen, Bruce all who came to the club for a combined total of less than £10 million. There are others too. Why are any of us surprised?

  21. bigphil2003 says:

    @King Eric – Hi mate, yeah I enjoyed your comment on there as well, nice and straight to the point as usual! If City weren’t such a joke they’d really piss me off. But they’re more like an annoying fly than a wasp.

  22. King Eric says:

    bigphil – Cheers fella. Yeah it wasn’t everything I typed, some bits were moderated but there were’nt even any swear words. Just “4-3 mate” and “34 years f all!

  23. bigphil2003 says:

    Haha, then I’m surprised my last minute header comment got through!

  24. Myq says:

    Bebe now look like a footballer…in the old photo, he looked more like a ganja farmer

  25. reddevil forever says:

    welcome to united kids you are the future

  26. reddevil forever says:

    ben laden is red hey do me a favor four planes into the city of manchester stadium without killing anyone of course because you guys have surely family there, just joking


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