Victor Valdes odds-on to leave Manchester United following bust-up with Louis van Gaal



Valdes signed an 18-month contract with Manchester United following his departure from Barcelona in January, however he has played a mere two Premier League matches since then and it is looking increasingly likely that he will leave the Red Devils over the summer.

The 33-year-old was surprisingly dropped from the squad that is in the United States on a pre-season tour and boss Van Gaal has announced that he hasn't got a future with Manchester United following his alleged refusal to play for the reserves last term.

“He is not selected [for the United States tour] because he does not follow our philosophy,” the Manchester United manager told reporters. “There is no place for one player [who won't do that]. The philosophy is how you play football and how you maintain your match rhythm.

“For example, he refused last season to play in the second team. That's also one aspect of our philosophy but there are a lot of other aspects of how you have to play in our philosophy in Manchester United. When you are not willing to follow the principles of the philosophy, then there is only one way - and that is out.”

When van Gaal was asked whether United could be selling the goalkeeper, he was somewhat blunt in his reply.

“Yes,” he revealed. “For us it is a big disappointment because we thought he would follow our philosophy. It's a pity because we have given him the opportunity to rehabilitate and also gave a contract to him of course.”

Valdez appears to have little desire to patch things up with the manager following those remarks and Sky Bet go 2/7 that the keeper returns to Spain with a suggested move to Valencia. The same firm goes 6/1 that he remains at Old Trafford and 8/1 that he moves to Turkey by signing for Antalyaspor.