United keeper Valdes says farewell and heads for Belgium

Date published: Thursday 21st January 2016 11:43

Victor Valdes: Heading out of Old Trafford

Victor Valdes has posted a farewell message on social media and is set to complete a loan move from Manchester United to Standard Liege.

The Spanish goalkeeper will join the Belgium outfit until the end of the season after being frozen out by Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.

The 34-year-old posted on Twitter and Instagram: “Thank you all for your support during these months of hard work for me, I will never forget! See you soon!”

Valdes joined United in January 2015 on an 18-month deal from Barcelona after training at Carrington following a cruciate ligament injury, but he has made only two appearances for the club.

He allegedly refused to play for the club’s Under-21s and Van Gaal refused to hand the former Spain international a squad number and forced him to train away from the first team this season.

Van Gaal said last summer: “He doesn’t follow my philosophy. There is no place for someone like that.”

But Belgian newspaper Derniere Heure claims Valdes United nightmare is over with the keeper finalising a move to the Jupiler League.

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