Victor Valdes and David de Gea included in Manchester United squad

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Manchester United have included both David de Gea and Victor Valdes in their 25-man squad for the remainder of the Premier League season.

Both goalkeepers has major question marks over their heads going into the final day of the transfer window, with De Gea seconds away from completing a switch to Real Madrid, while Valdes was close to joining Turkish outfit Besiktas.

However both deals fell through and both will remain at Old Trafford until January at least, with free transfer Sergio Romero also on the Red Devils books following his arrival this summer.


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De Gea will likely be reintegrated into the Manchester United first team having been left out of their first four Premier League encounters amidst the speculation linking him with Madrid.

Team-mate Juan Mata described De Gea as 'calm and relaxed' over the saga and while it is unlikely the 24-year-old will sign a new contract to keep him at Old Trafford beyond his current deal which expires next summer, he will likely be reinstated as the team's number one ahead of Romero.

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Valdes' future is much less certain. Van Gaal criticised the former Barcelona ace for allegedly failing to buy into his 'philosophy' by not turning out for the reserves, and his contract expires in the new year.


With Romero, who was criticised for his part in the goals Manchester United conceded in their 2-1 defeat against Swansea last weekend, also on the scene it seems as though Valdes will have limited first team action.

The likes of Nick Powell, Guillermo Varela and new signing Anthony Martial all have a place in the squad, as do fellow new-boys Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Matteo Darmian and Memphis Depay.

Will all THREE goalkeepers be at Old Trafford at the end of the season?

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