Betinho baffled after being listed as Man Utd player and reveals he ‘got more calls than on my birthday’
BETINHO has revealed his phone would not stop ringing after he was listed as a Manchester United player.
The journeyman Portuguese striker was bizarrely listed on the Red Devils squad list on the Premier League’s website.
Eagle-eyed supporters noticed the 29-year-old’s bizarre inclusion on the Premier League website.
A screenshot listing the former Sporting Lisbon youngster as United’s No11 quickly did the rounds on social media.
And even Betinho himself found the funny side, sharing a joke with his Man United compatriots on social media.
After the listing, the S.C. Espinho player was contacted by people asking if the transfer was true.
The journeyman player admitted that he got more calls that on his birthday due to the large amount of interest in the story.
Speaking to Jornal de Notícias, Betinho said: “I only knew it was true when my mates sent me messages, and then I confirmed that it was indeed my name on the Premier League website.
“I got more calls today than on my birthday,”
It was a shock when it happened as Betinho is currently playing in the country’s lower leagues as well as working as a personal trainer.
However, after the listing happened, Betinho took it in good jest as he posted on his Instagram story: “Thank you, Manchester United, see you soon.”
He also tagged compatriots and Manchester United stars Bruno Fernandes and Diego Dalot in the post, adding: “It’ll be a pleasure to share the dressing room with you.”
The Red Devils are in the market for a new attacker following the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo.
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However, they missed out on the signing of Cody Gakpo as Liverpool hijacked the transfer.
Erik ten Hag’s side will have to look elsewhere, although a move for Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix seems to be unlikely due to the high finances involved.
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