Debt collectors went to the Premier League champions' Carrington training base looking for the Portuguese attacker, who spent last term on loan at Rio Ave, but could not find himManchester 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 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.
Goal contacted 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. The word is he was smuggled out in the boot of a car!