The Dutch coach confirmed earlier this week that the Spanish goalkeeper would not be kept on at Old Trafford beyond the summer, and that he would be leaving over the coming months [Mirror].
However, as reported by the Mirror, van Gaal confirmed that Valdes was no longer wanted at the club, and accused the former Barcelona man of disrespect after refusing to play for the club’s reserve team during the 2014-15 campaign.
Valdes has clearly not taken kindly to LVG’s accusation, and has sent out a cryptic tweet presumably reminding the Dutch manager of his commitment to the cause.
— Victor Valdes (@1victorvaldes) July 16, 2015
Valdes has been left out of the club’s preseason tour of the United States, and despite his tweet, it’s hard to see a way back for the keeper at Old Trafford.
The ex-Barca star had been in the mix to replace David De Gea, with his 24-year-old compatriot having been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid [Daily Star].
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Should both De Gea and Valdes leave, then United will surely look to reinvest between the sticks, with the likes of Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur [Metro], Ajax’s Jasper Cillessen [talkSPORT], and Fernando Muslera of Galatasaray [Metro] all having been linked with a move to join the Red Devils.