The Spaniard fell out of favour under van Gaal after refusing to play for Man United’s U21s last year and his relationship with the boss is now far beyond repair.
It’s got to the stage where van Gaal doesn’t let Valdes train at all with the first-team. Instead, he is forced to play with the youth squads and throughout the time, Valdes has been sending out cryptic messages over social media and he’s done another one today.
What that roughly translates to is Valdes saying he doesn’t want to disappoint those fans who want to see him return to action and that he ‘struggles to be free to enjoy his job’.
If you’re that bothered Victor, cancel your contract and you’ll be as free as a bird. Alternatively, just keep your head down and train until you find a way out of the club.
This whole situation is a mess now, right down from van Gaal’s handling of it to Valdes’ digs and comments. United should have cancelled Valdes’ contract in the summer and let him leave as a free transfer but I think David de Gea’s uncertain future may have played a role in that.
Now, we’ve got a top class goalkeeper who has fallen out with van Gaal and is sulking like a moody schoolboy in detention. The quicker United and Valdes part ways the better, for all parties involved.