Man United ready to axe senior star after LVG fall-out

Manchester United have informed Victor Valdes that they will let him leave the club on a free transfer this month if he can find a suitable side to join, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The 33-year-old goalkeeper only officially signed for the club just shy of a year ago, but has only made two first-team appearances for the Red Devils – both at the end of last season.

Valdes famously fell out with manager Louis van Gaal over the summer amid accusations that he was unwilling to play for the club’s reserve side in a bid to regain fitness, and he has since been frozen out of the Dutchman’s first-team squad – he was even overlooked during David de Gea’s absence amid talk of a move to Real Madrid.

And reports now claim that United have reached a decision regarding the experienced stopper, whom they’re willing to let walk away if he can find a new employer.

Valdes has been linked with a host of clubs in recent times, although it has been suggested that the Manchester giants will forbid him from signing for a domestic rival such as Liverpool or Chelsea.

Cruz Azul in Mexico are the latest side to have been aligned with the once Barcelona stalwart.