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Striker Manucho to leave Man Utd

Manucho found opportunities in a Manchester United shirt limited

Manchester United have allowed striker Manucho to join Spanish side Real Valladolid on a five-year deal.

The Angolan international, 26, failed to establish himself at Old Trafford, making just one Premier League appearance during his 18-month stay.

Manucho was initially loaned out to Panathinaikos in Greece and spent the second half of last season at Hull.

Despite enjoying moderate success at Hull he found himself surplus to requirements at United.

Former assistant manager Carlos Queiroz first alerted United to Manucho and the forward was handed a three-year contract after a brief trial period in December 2007.

However his application for a work permit was only granted in August last year and in the interim he was farmed out to Greece.

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His United debut finally came as a late replacement for Ryan Giggs in a League Cup win over Middlesbrough last September.

His only Premier League appearance was also as a substitute against Stoke two months later.

Prior to joining United, he was the top goalscorer in the Angolan League for two seasons running with Petro Luanda.

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Hull snap up Manucho from Man Utd
16 Jan 09 |  Hull
Manucho makes Man Utd debut
24 Sep 08 |  African
Manucho set for Greek loan move
31 Jan 08 |  Man Utd
Man Utd to sign striker Manucho
21 Dec 07 |  Man Utd
Manucho gets United chance
01 Dec 07 |  African

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