Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Manucho will spend the remainder of the season on loan at Panathinaikos.
The 24-year-old Angola striker will join the Greek club after the African Nations Cup.
Ferguson said: 'We have farmed him out to Panathinaikos for the rest of the season as he will get games there.
'They have a Portuguese coach (Jose Peseiro) and as Manucho speaks Portuguese, it is comfortable for him. Then we will apply for a work permit in the summer.'