Victor Valdes’ Manchester United career appears to be over, with reports from the Daily Mail claiming that the club have banished him to train with the youth team and informed him that he’s no longer wanted.
The Spaniard only joined the Red Devils over the winter after spending six months as a free agent following the expiration of his contract at Barcelona.
He spent the majority of the back end of last season on the bench at Old Trafford, but did play in the last two games of the campaign following an injury to David de Gea.
And although the aforementioned stopper looks set to leave United before the transfer window closes, reports claim that the club have signalled to Valdes that his future is not with them.
The goalie has fallen out with manager Louis van Gaal – who axed him from the pre-season USA tour and publically criticised his reluctance to play for the club’s youth side in a bid to regain his fitness – and now it’s alleged that his kit had been moved to the U-21 team’s dressing room upon his return to training at Carrington over the weekend and that he’s been told he’s no longer a first-team player.
Van Gaal’s actions are believed to have irked some Spanish players in the dressing room, who feel that a great level of disrespect has been shown to the 33-year-old.