etinho has responded in a comical way after being strangely included in manchester unitedSquad list.
The little-known Portuguese striker, whose full name is Alberto Alves Coelho, became the talk of football social media on Tuesday afternoon after somehow being included in United’s latest squad list detailed in the official Premier League website ahead of his meeting with Nottingham Forest, complete with the No. 11 shirt.
Obviously, there is no unexpected United move afoot for Betinho, with The Athletic reporting that the club has referred what was described as a “technical problem” to the top flight, which has worked to fix it.
Still, that hasn’t stopped the player himself from reveling in his newfound fame via Instagram Stories, capturing his unexpected place in the squad along with the caption: “Thank you, Manchester United. See you soon.”
The 29-year-old also posted a photo of himself wearing a United shirt with the slogan: “A brincadeira esta a ficar seria”, which translates to: “The joke is getting serious.”
Betinho then hilariously modified a Cristiano Ronaldo United number 7 shirt, taping the letters to spell out his own name along with the caption: “Vive o teu sonho” – “Live your dream.”
Betinho is not a complete stranger to English football, having only made one appearance during a disappointing Championship loan spell at Brentford during the 2014/15 campaign after impressing then-Bees boss Mark Warburton during the NextGen Series. .
He initially came through the youth ranks of Sporting Lisbon and has also played for Vitoria Setubal, Belenenses, Uniao Madeira and Lusitania in his home country, joining lower league team Espinho in 2019.
Betinho was also a regular in Portugal’s youth ranks, earning four caps for the national team in 2013, scoring twice. .