Man United boss confirms second-choice status for new signing

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has revealed that new signing Victor Valdes will play second-fiddle to number-one David de Gea, Daily Star reports.

Valdes signed for the Red Devils on a free transfer after the club aided the former Barcelona star back to full fitness after a knee injury.

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However Valdes’ arrival has seen David de Gea’s immediate future into doubt amid reports that Real Madrid were keen on the Spaniard, but Van Gaal has guaranteed De Gea first choice status and hopes he will remain at Old Trafford.

“I am delighted Victor has signed for the club,” he said. “Victor is a very experienced goalkeeper and his record speaks for itself.

“I have said on many occasions that Manchester United will always be interested in the best players.

“Victor has remained very professional throughout his rehabilitation from injury and has been very impressive during his training sessions with the first team over the past weeks.

“He joins the club as the number two goalkeeper and is a great addition to the first team.”