Who is Betinho?! Random Portuguese striker listed as newest Man Utd player on Premier League website
- Man Utd desperate for help at striker
- Terminated Ronaldo contract
- Now apparently employing Betinho
WHAT HAPPENED? Fans have flocked to Google to look up a 29-year-old who it seems is part of Manchester United's squad for the second half of the season despite little experience that would suggest he's ready to play at a Premier League level. As of Tuesday evening, he was listed on the Red Devils' squad on the Premier League's official website.
WHO IS BETINHO? The striker started out in the Sporting CP youth system and played one match for Brentford in the Championship in 2014-15. He also appeared at multiple youth levels for the Portugal national team. However, he has long since washed out and most recently played for lower division Espinho.
WHY DID MAN UTD SIGN BETINHO? There is confusion over whether the club have actually signed him and given him the No.11 shirt, or if this is a mistake on the part of the Premier League's website. In any case, the need for more strikers after Cristiano Ronaldo's exit is a main storyline for the January transfer window.
Ten Hag Bringing on Betinho when we are 1-0 down pic.twitter.com/4cRvSGdDUh— M🍥 (@Mhg_red) December 27, 2022
"Betinho... terrific player. The one we wanted." pic.twitter.com/ZWAepgRdG2— Enda Higgins (@endahiggins88) December 27, 2022
Ten Hag pump faking Liverpool into signing Gakpo so he could sign Betinho in secret pic.twitter.com/FAxD3BHAZT— fish🇮🇪 (@spriteshouter) December 27, 2022
Rashford - Betinho - Antony front 3 pic.twitter.com/cXtqZ5d0eK— 🔴🔰🇰🇷 (@UTD_WZY) December 27, 2022
WHAT'S NEXT FOR BETINHO? More media attention than he's received in his entire career - and if he's actually a member of the club, perhaps a shock appearance at Old Trafford.