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Victor Valdes produces outrageous double save against Manchester United

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It is often forgotten by many that Middlesbrough shot-stopper Victor Valdes was actually a Manchester United player for some time. In fact, the former Barcelona goalkeeper was on the Red Devils' books for two years, however, he made just two appearances for the club.

Eventually, he was ushered out of the club, moving to Belgian club Standard Liege on a loan deal before making the move to the Riverside where he has partially rebuilt his tattered reputation.

Revenge against the club who stagnated his twilight years may not have been on his mind, but in Boro's fixture against Jose Mourinho's men, Valdes produced an outrageous moment of magic to thwart his opponents.

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The Spaniard denied both Marcus Rashford and Antonio Valencia midway through the first half with a ridiculous double save. Manuel Neuer, eat your heart out.

Boro's defence struggled to contain the incisive movement of the United forwards, however, the man between the sticks bailed them out in spectacular fashion.

Steve Agnew, who succeeded the departed Aitor Karanka, has a huge task on his hands in order to keep the club in the Premier League.

Boro have scored by far the least goals in England's top four divisions and even their resilient defence is being exposed on a regular basis.

If they are to beat the dreaded drop into the Championship, Valdes may have to produce a few more moments of magic to fend off the division's attackers.

Alvaro Negredo may need to give his international compatriot a hand with some goals down the other end. 

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