Manchester United have loaned out probably their worst ever signing, Bebe, to Turkish side Besiktas in a season-long deal.

It came as a shock to much of the football world when the little known Bebe joined Man United for £7.4 million last summer. The shock quickly turned to astonishment as manager Sir Alex Ferguson admitted he had only seen videos of the player before sanctioning the deal to sign him from Portuguese side Vitoria de Guimaraes.

Bebe managed only seven first-team appearances last season, scoring twice to his credit. However, Sir Alex had taken a huge risk in a signing a player who hadn't played a game for Vitoria and it floped.

Bebe did impress in the United reserves, scoring six goals in 13 appearances. He will now continue his development at Besiktas, who finished sixth in the Turkish league last season.

However, according to Turkish news agency Dogan Haber Ajansi (DHA), the loan deal could be converted to a permanent switch worth £2.