Valdes’ unreliable fitness means United may have to rely on Lindegaard and Amos as back-ups.
Former Barcelona star Victor Valdes could reportedly be out until December at the earliest, meaning Manchester United may be forced to turn to Anders Lindegaard and Ben Amos as back-up goalkeepers, according to the Daily Star.
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Valdes, 32, was expected to replace De Gea at the weekend against Arsenal after the United number one suffered a dislocated finger on international duty with Spain last week. De Gea was able to play against Arsenal on Sunday, making a series of crucial saves, but the Red Devils have little quality backup for the Spaniard.
However, sources at United are claimed to have said Valdes’ knee injury is worse than first feared and he is unlikely to be fit for any matches until next month.
Although United have yet to formally announce Valdes as a Manchester United player they are expected to sign the Spain international on a short term deal.
Current reserve goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard is expected to leave United as early as January after making no appearances in any competition this season.