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Victor Valdes confirms Manchester United departure on Twitter

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Victor Valdes is seemingly on his way out of Manchester United. The Spanish goalkeeper, who has been completely isolated by Louis van Gaal over the last six months, tweeted a less-than-cryptic message on his Twitter account this morning.

The picture, which shows the famous 'Manchester United' sign attached to Old Trafford was accompanied with the message: "Thank you all for the support during these months of hard work for me, I will never forget! See you soon!"

It all but confirmed earlier reports that he is closing in on a move away from the club. Standard Liege have, according to some, agreed a six-month loan deal with Valdes, which will take him to the end of his contract with the Red Devils.

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If he is in fact leaving, it will bring an end to one of the most turbulent periods in his otherwise illustrious career. Having signed for Manchester United last January, he made just two Premier League starts for the club before Van Gaal accused him of refusing to play for the Under-21 team.

Valdes always denied refusing to play for the Under-21s and the evidence is with him. He actually started more games for the youth team than he did the senior side.

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He response to the accusation went viral.

The Dutchman said he was free to go last summer, but he stayed. In response, Van Gaal refused to let him train with the first-team, even throwing Valdes out of the main locker room and scheduling his training sessions so the players never saw him.

It's certainly not the nicest way he could have treated him. And, as a result, Manchester United fans have been apologising to the former Barcelona star in their droves following his tweet.

Here is his goodbye tweet

And here is just some of the reaction

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