It appears that Victor Valdes’ brief spell at Old Trafford is over after LVG confirmed that he would be sold this summer.
Rumours about the Spanish keeper’s future picked up when he was left out of Manchester United’s tour squad but they appeared to dissipate when he posted an image confirming his commitment to United.
But it seems the decision has been taken out if his hands as LVG blasted the former Barcelona keeper’s poor attitude in his first presser in the US ahead of United’s game with Club America:
“Valdes is not selected [for the tour] because he doesn’t follow my philosophy. The philosophy is how you play football and how you maintain your match rhythm.
“He refused last year to play in the second team. There are a lot of other aspects in the philosophy how you have to play like a goalkeeper at Manchester United. When you are not willing [to apply] the principles of that philosophy there is only one way, and that is out.
“For us this is a big disappointment. We thought he would follow our philosophy. It’s a pity because we have given the opportunity to rehabilitate. Then we gave a contract. Then of course he is fit to play. When you’re not playing in the first selection, you have to play in the second selection.”
Valdes has been linked with a move back to Spain with Valencia, ideal as United are looking to prise Nicolas Otamendi away from Los Che.
Valdes signed for United in January on an 18 month deal meaning the club will still get a fee for him, even if it is minimal.