Taking to his Twitter account @1victorvaldes, the Spain international stopper shared the following note with Red Devils fans, accompanied by the words: #Thanks @ManUtd Family!
“Thank you all for your support during these months of hard work for me,” the goalkeeper began, “I will never forget!
“See you soon!”
— Victor Valdes (@1victorvaldes) January 21, 2016
BBC Sport reported on Thursday, soon after the Spanish goalkeeper’s tweet, that the stopper is expected to see out the end of his United contract on loan at Standard Liege in Belgium.
The legendary guardsman’s current deal at Old Trafford runs until the summer, but the 34-year-old is firmly out of the first-team picture at the Red Devils and has managed just two league outings for the club since signing in 2014.
Indeed, his move to United can be seen as a veritable disaster, as the sustained presence of David De Gea, the arrival of Sergio Romero, and an ongoing feud with Louis van Gaal [referenced in the BBC article] have undermined his place at the club and shattered any hopes he might have had of establishing himself at Old Trafford.
Despite his troubles over the last year, Valdes remains one of the most recognisable players in his position in the world game, having won three Champions League titles, the World Cup, the 2012 European Championships and six Spanish championships with Barcelona and Spain.
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