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Former Barcelona keeper Valdes has no Manchester United regrets

Victor Valdes has no regrets joining Manchester United, despite having been relegated to reserve football for his entire Old Trafford spell so far, reported in the Express.

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The Spanish goalkeeper arrived at the Red Devils a a free agent in January, having signed an 18 month contract following his decision to leave Barcelona, though he is yet to oust David de Gea as number one and break into the first team.

Valdes has played three times for the under-21 side after his recovery from a long term knee injury and he remains confident joining Manchester United was the right decision.

He said, “I am very happy for this option in my career after my injury.

“I never thought maybe I will be a player of Manchester United but the manager called me and gave me this option, so it was a surprise for me. I always say it’s great for my career to be a part of this club and part of this team and, maybe, I hope to win another important trophy here too.

“This is the way now,” Valdes said on playing for the reserve side.

“When you don’t play in the first team here in England, it’s usually better to play in the Reserves.

“It’s not something we do in Spain [where the ‘B’ teams are separate squads in a different division] but you must accept it and focus on your performance because it is good for your game rhythm.”

Valdes, who has previously spent the rest of his career at Catalan giants Barcelona has suffered an acrimonious fall from grace from starting week in week out for one of the world’s most successful teams.

The goalkeeper has six La Liga titles to his name, two Copa del Reys and three Champions League trophies and will want to go some way to emulating that under Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.

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