Manucho heads to Valladolid
Manchester United have confirmed the sale of Angolan striker Manucho to Spanish outfit Real Valladolid. Former assistant manager Carlos Queiroz alerted United to Manucho 18 months ago and the burly forward was handed a three-year contract after a brief trial period. However, despite spending spells on loan with Greek outfit Panathinaikos and Hull, where he impressed at the end of last season, he never looked like becoming a regular at Old Trafford. The African's United debut came in a League Cup win over Middlesbrough last September and his only Premier League appearance for the club was as a substitute against Stoke a few months later. Even after the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez, it was clear Manucho would not be part of Ferguson's plans this season and he was omitted from the travelling squad for the present tour of the Far East.
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