Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has revealed that Victor Valdes is likely to leave Old Trafford in January.
The Spanish goalie only joined the Red Devils earlier this year after around six months without a club due to a serious knee injury, but he’s already in the wilderness under Louis van Gaal.
Valdes and his Dutch boss fell out over the summer amid suggestions from the United manager that the player had refused to feature for the club’s U-21 side.
Since then the 33-year-old has been training away from the rest of the first-team squad and hasn’t even made the bench for any games this term.
And his compatriot Herrera has told Radio Catalunya that he’s expecting the ex-Barca man to leave mid-season:
“I think he’s still capable to come back and be one of the best goalkeepers in the world.”
“He’s working very hard to do that. As for the relationship he has with the manager, that’s between him and the manager and not my place to talk about,
“‘I can only talk about him as a teammate and a friend of his, and I’m sure he’ll return to how he was before.
“I’m sure he’ll find another team in January and will be able to show who he is, because he’s training, he’s training for himself.”
Given Valdes’ experience at both club and international level he’s unlikely to be short of admirers in January.
He almost joined Besiktas during the last window before a late deal collapsed.