Bebe has spent the last three seasons on loan from United.

Manchester United outcast Bebe is hoping to become the latest player sold during the reign of Louis van Gaal after targeting a move to Benfica.

Bebe has spent the past three seasons on loan from Old Trafford after joining the 20-time English champions in 2010, last term scoring 12 goals for Portugese first division side Pacos de Ferrerira.

The 24 year old returned to United on Wednesday for Van Gaal's first official day as manager and took part in the Dutchman's first training session but admits his long-term future at the club is uncertain amid rumours of a switch to Benfica.

"I am waiting for them to tell me when I can travel, as far as I know the clubs are talking," he told Renascenca. "It would be a good opportunity to relaunch my career. I'll certainly have more chances to play and show myself

"I hope everything will be sorted out by the weekend. I want to put my head in place and work at 100 per cent, without any concerns.

"That certainly won't happen again [a loan spell]," he added."Benfica are a golden shop window, they have revealed several players, I hope the same happens with me."

Alexander Buttner became the first player sold by United during van Gaal's reign when he joined Dynamo Moscow, while Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic have both departed the club. Meanwhile, Patrice Evra continues to harbour ambitions of moving to Juventus.

Despite his commitment to Netherlands during the World Cup, Van Gaal has made two signings already at United with Ander Herrera joining from Athletic Bilbao, while Luke Shaw became the world's most expensive teenager after moving from Southampton.

The 62 year old Van Gaal will be presented to the media on Thursday where he is expected to be questioned on his future transfer plans.