Rumour had it that Sir Alex Ferguson had told Bebe to put a stop to the hair do he sported when signing for United. We dismissed that on RoM. Fergie was a lot more strict in the past with such things, which once prompted a rumour that Nani had been told to stop his extravagant goal celebration after opening his account for us in the pre-season and following it up with a flip. That rumour turned out to be bogus.

With Anderson allowed long dreadlocks, it seemed unlikely that Bebe would be told his haircut wasn’t allowed.

However, in response to questions about his decision to shave off his hair, Bebe has confirmed the rumours were true.

“Did Ferguson make me cut my hair ? More or less!”