Louis van Gaal forces Victor Valdes to train at different times to teammates

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Louis van Gaal appears to have little interest in making the peace with his ostracised goalkeeper Victor Valdes after forcing the Spain international to train at different times to his Manchester United teammates.

Van Gaal has ordered Valdes to only turn up at Manchester United’s training ground at Carrington when the Red Devils’ first team stars aren’t there.

This is according to the Mirror, who understand that Van Gaal has not spoken directly to the former Barcelona star about his new training regime, leaving club coaches to inform the 33-year-old instead.


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It was reported last month - per the Daily Mail - that Valdes was keen to speak to Van Gaal in a bid to resolve their rift, which started last season.

Van Gaal was furious after the experienced goalkeeper allegedly refused to play in an Under-21 match and, ahead of the start of the current campaign, decided to completely alienate the Spaniard.

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Valdes stuck at United until January

Valdes was subsequently left out of Manchester United’s trip to the USA in pre-season, while his kit was moved to the Under-21 dressing room.

The goalkeeper was expected to join Besiktas at the end of the summer transfer window, only for the move to collapse at the last minutes after the Turkish club reportedly changed terms in the contract that had initially been offered.

United are subsequently stuck with a player they no longer want or need, while Valdes is stranded at Old Trafford knowing he won’t play for Manchester United again.

ESPN sources claimed on Sunday that both Liverpool and Chelsea were interested in signing the Spaniard, who would surely accept any half-decent opportunity to get himself away from Van Gaal right now.

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