VIDEO: Would you choose Bebé over World Cup sensation James Rodriguez? Manchester United did…

If you like the look of what you see below and you’re a Manchester United fan, probably best to stop reading now.

That’s Colombia’s James Rodriguez thumping in the goal of the World Cup so far, his fifth strike in as many games, as the South Americans cruised past Uruguay to tee up a quarter-final for the ages: Brazil, Fortaleza’s Estadio Castelao cauldron, this coming Friday at 9pm English time.

According to reports Sir Alex Ferguson turned down the chance to sign the now Monaco striker, 22, when the ex-United manager decided a £5million pricetag for then teenager Rodriguez was too much money for his services at Old Trafford.

He was snapped up by Porto instead, who sold the 2014 World Cup leading goalscorer to French club Monaco last year for nearly £40million, confirming his potential as a future great.

United’s consolation was to have signed Bebé in 2010 for £7.4million, arguably one of Ferguson’s worst deals in his 26 years at Old Trafford where he landed the club a staggering 38 trophies.

Here are a couple of videos of Bebé in action if you think that’s a harsh verdict on the Portuguese…

  Main image courtesy of via YouTube, with thanks.

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