Victor Valdes set to return to Manchester United

Published Add your comment

Football News

Spanish goalkeeper Victor Valdes is set to return to Manchester United after having his loan terminated at Standard Liege, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The 34-year-old hasn't featured for the club since April 10 and only made eight appearances during his short stint in Belgium. 

It has been a torrid couple of years for Valdes, who only joined Manchester United back in January of 2015. 


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article:

Ultimately, though, he failed to establish himself as a key man at Old Trafford and fell out with manager Louis van Gaal after refusing to play for the club's Under-21 side. 

His contract in Manchester is set to run out at the end of the campaign and it's safe to say that his future in the game is far from certain. 

Currently out injured, it's highly unlikely that he will play for the Red Devils again, but it appears that he will be heading back to English soil for the time being. 


After terminating Valdes' loan, Standard Liege released a statement claiming that they want to give their youngsters a chance. 

"We want to give youngsters a chance in the upcoming games. Valdes is currently injured, so we decided to terminate the deal."

Let's be honest, United chief Van Gaal won't exactly be pleased that Valdes is set to return to the club. 

The experienced Dutch coach said in July: “He is not selected because he doesn't follow our philosophy and there is no place for someone like that.

"Philosophy is how you play football and how you maintain your match rhythm. For example, last year, he refused to play in the second team."

De Gea 

Surely, then, Valdes will depart the club for good in the next transfer window, but it's safe to say that the Old Trafford faithful will hope that his compatriot David de Gea stays ahead of the 2016/17 campaign. 

The former Atletico Madrid shot-stopper has once again been the club's standout performer and the United hierarchy must attempt to keep him on board. It remains to be seen as to whether Spanish giants Real Madrid reignite their interest in him, but the Red Devils shouldn't consider moving him on. 

Who should Valdes join this summer? Have your say below! 

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Wayne Rooney
Premier League
Manchester United
Victor Valdes

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again