Victor Valdes sends tweet to fans after missing training session

Published 12 Comments

Victor Valdes has thanked fans for their support on Twitter, hours after missing Manchester United’s latest training session.

The Spanish goalkeeper, according to the Mirror, was not involved in training on Wednesday having being frozen out by Louis van Gaal.

The angered Van Gaal wants Valdes sold as soon as possible after the former Barcelona goalkeeper allegedly refused to play in a Manchester United Under-21 game last season.


Do you have what it takes? Sign up today and send over your 250 word test article:

Article continues below

Valdes returned to the Aon Training complex on Sunday to discover his kit had been moved to the Under-21’s dressing room - another message from Van Gaal that he isn’t wanted at Old Trafford.

But Valdes, in public at least, is putting on a brave face. Last week he tweeted that he was feeling positive following a training session - despite the fact the rest of his teammates were in the United States - while on Wednesday he thanked fans for their continued support.

Article continues below

Valdes' latest tweet

“Thank you all for your messages of support and encouragement,” Valdes tweeted. “I appreciate it!”

United fans split over Valdes

Some United fans replied with additional messages of support, while others appear to have taken Van Gaal’s side.

Valdes also received messages of support from Barcelona fans, who are sad - but perhaps not overly surprised after what happened in 2002 - to see their former goalkeeper suffering at Old Trafford under Van Gaal.

United players unhappy with Valdes treatment

It was reported this week that Manchester United’s Spanish-speaking contingent are also unhappy with the way Van Gaal has treated Valdes this summer.

The Daily Mail claim they regard Van Gaal’s decision to move Valdes’ kit to the Under-21 dressing room as disrespectful to the 33-year-old who has won everything in the game.

Van Gaal has already replaced Valdes by signing Argentina international Sergio Romero, who is likely to be on the bench for Saturday’s Premier League opener against Tottenham.

David de Gea is set to get the nod against Spurs this weekend, despite the fact the Spaniard is keen to join Real Madrid before the transfer window closes on September 1.

Little interest in Valdes from top clubs

Valdes signed an 18-month contract with the Red Devils in January, perhaps hoping that he could cement his status as Manchester United’s first-choice goalkeeper if De Gea left the club.

He made two appearances for United at the end of last season, after De Gea sustained an injury, but Van Gaal said the Spaniard only played because he wanted to put him in the shop window.

But there is little interest from top clubs in Valdes as things stand. Valencia were keen but opted instead to sign the Australia international Matt Ryan.

Manchester United fans: do you believes Victor Valdes or Louis van Gaal is in the wrong? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Transfer News
Manchester United
Victor Valdes
Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again