The former Barcelona stopper certainly made an impression
Victor Valdes made his first appearance for Manchester United in an Under-21s’ 2-1 victory over Liverpool, and reportedly left his teammates in complete awe with what has been described as an ‘unbelievable’ team-talk.
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The Red Devils youth boss Warren Joyce has said that Valdes inspired the dressing-room with a “brilliant” speech, which helped the side to a victory over their rivals.
The speech provided the youngsters with an insight into the inspirational ways of the Spaniard’s former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.
Joyce was asked by the 33-year-old to play a clip based upon the story of veteran American athlete Dick Hoyt, who competed in marathons, triathlons and other endurance events with his quadriplegic son.
“The lads are in the room listening to this. It was unbelievable,” Joyce was quoted by the Mirror.
“I was going to do something but Victor said ‘Guardiola used to do this’.
“He’s a very humble guy and a model professional.”