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The Portuguese flop moved to Pacos de Ferreira on loan but will still have his contract financed by the Red Devils, while their crosstown rivals' Etihad campus is ahead of schedule

BEBE OUT OF MANCHESTER BUT NOT OFF THE WAGE BILL

Manchester United are financing the majority of Bebe's wages whilst on loan at Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira.

Bebe is earning £25,000 a week at Old Trafford and still has two years left on his deal. The winger has returned to his homeland on a 12-month loan but United are desperate to offload him permanently.

Sweeper understands United will still be paying up to £20,000 a week and are already considering their options with Bebe still due £2.4m in wages over the remainder of his contract.

Bebe has made just seven appearances in three years for the Red Devils which works out at a mind-boggling £514,000 a game!

- Paul Clennam

ETIHAD CAMPUS SET FOR EARLY COMPLETION

Manchester City are on course to finish their £100m Etihad training campus ahead of schedule.

The good weather over the summer months has seen contractors make rapid headway; the 80-acre site wasn't due to be ready until July next year.

The steel has already been erected for the 7,000-seater stadium which will host Elite Development Squad games.

A handover is now expected before the current season is out, barring the planting of 2,000 trees which are being grown off-site at a secret location in Cheshire.

- Paul Clennam

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