Man Utd flops Bebe and Falcao combine to grab late winner for Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano shocked La Liga as they scored a last-minute winner to beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 on Tuesday night, but football fans were surprised to discover the pair that combined for the late goal.

Former Manchester United flops Bebe and Radamel Falcao were both late second half substitutes for the away side, and combined to win the game in the 96th minute to stun the home crowd in Bilbao.

Vallecano initially took the lead inside five minutes, but the home side levelled after half an hour and began to push for a winner, but were unsuccessful, and the former United pair took advantage.

Bebe, who was seen as the next big thing at United in 2010, whipped in a free-kick which was met by Falcao's head, who fired past Unai Simon to steal three points.

Falcao has had a fabulous career – although it never worked out in the Premier League as he suffered extremely underwhelming spells with United and Chelsea, but La Liga has always been a home for the Columbian after shining with Atletico Madrid previously before joining Vallecano this season.

The Columbian became the third Vallecano player to score in his first two La Liga appearances this century after Arteaga in 2001 and Diego Costa in 2012, and Bilbao continue to be Falcao's favourite Spanish opponents, scoring six goals in four league games against them during his career.

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As expected, the link-up got quite the reaction online amongst United fans, with one Twitter user saying: "Now that's a combo I never thought I'd see combining for a goal."

Another joked (we hope) and said: "Man United legends linking up and doing the business."

One user said: "Never thought we’d see the day Bebe puts a free kick perfectly onto the head of Radamel Falcao to score a late winner, but here we are."

Bebe was signed by United in 2010 for £7.4million, but wasn't the player that Sir Alex Ferguson anticipated and he was loaned out three times during a four-year stint at Old Trafford.

The 31-year-old has struggled throughout his career but has found his feet in La Liga, and Vallecano has been his home since 2018.

Falcao has succeeded everywhere in his career other than England, where he struggled in two Premier League seasons with United and Chelsea, but has flourished in Argentina, Spain, Portugal, France and even Turkey either side of his unhappy time at Old Trafford.

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