Manchester United set to keep Victor Valdes

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Manchester United look set to keep goalkeeper Victor Valdes despite interest from La Liga outfit Valencia. 

This has been reported by the Mirror, who claim that the Red Devils want to keep the experienced shot-stopper with current No.1 David de Gea set to complete a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid. 

De Gea, of course, has enjoyed an incredible stint between the sticks at Old Trafford in recent time, but it now appears that he's set to leave the club behind sooner rather than later. 

That seemingly, then, will hand Valdes the opportunity to become the club's main man next term after making his debut for the club towards the end of last season. 

There's no doubt about it, at 32-years-old, the Spaniard most certainly won't become Louis van Gaal's long term goalkeeper, but there's no reason why the former Barcelona man can't excel at the Theatre of Dreams over the coming years. 

Lloris interest? 

Of course, it's far from certain as to whether Valdes will even be handed a starring role in Manchester next term, with the club linked with a move for Tottenham ace Hugo Lloris. 

The French international - much like De Gea - has been one of the most consistent goalkeepers in England's elite division in recent time, so it's not entirely surprising that the United hierarchy are interested in his signature. 

In fact, Lloris only recently refused to rule out a move to Old Trafford, as he admitted that he wants to play Champions League football once again. 

Speaking to Sky Sports HQ, the shot-stopper stated: "I am still a Spurs player. I have a contract until 2019 and I have a lot of respect for the gaffer, the club and my team-mates, so I don't want to speak about it.

"For any player you need to play at the highest level to improve yourself to help your national team to improve. I think every player wants to play in the Champions League because it is the highest level. We work for that and I hope to play Champions League football again.

"At the moment, De Gea is still Manchester United keeper so I have no need to talk about that."

Give it to Valdes 

Van Gaal certainly has a big decision to make if De Gea leaves Manchester in the coming months. Should he stick with Valdes or twist and swoop for Lloris. Well, one thing's for sure, the Tottenham man won't come cheap, so perhaps he'd be better off handing Valdes his chance to shine in the Premier League. 

Ok, some may see Valdes as a slight risk after his long term injury, but it's one that may well pay off if he manages to maintain his fitness and hit top form. The United chief should use the money from the De Gea sale to invest in other areas of his squad, as he goes about providing a balance to his side. 

Manchester United fans: Do you think Valdes will be your club's No.1 next season? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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