Victor Valdes is having a tough time in Old Trafford and it won’t change
Victor Valdes did not play in any of the 4 opening matches of the season for Manchester United and from the looks of it; the Spanish shot-stopper will not play an important role for the Premier League club at all.
The 33 year old player has an impressive trophy collection as he basically won every single major title when he was playing for Barcelona but these titles don’t mean anything to Louis van Gaal as the Dutch manager prefers using Sergio Romero as his main goal-keeper but this is only due to a fall out in which Victor Valdes decided not to play in a reserve game and this has started a string of negative consequences that does not favor Valdes in any way.
The situation of Victor Valdes in Old Trafford is so dire that the veteran player was not even in the bench of Manchester United for their opening 4 matches. Sergio Romero has played in all the matches and in the sidelines; the 22 year old Sam Johnstone is the one who has been sitting on the bench.
During the summer transfer window, there interest from the Turkish side Besiktas and a deal was on the verge of happening but the transfer never occurred and now Victor Valdes has to either try to reconciliate with Louis van Gaal and attempt to earn playing time or settle with a place in the dressing room of Manchester United.
Another option for Victor Valdes is for him to snatch a loan deal and join a different club where he can get playing time.
Pedro is one of the national teammates of Victor Valdes and the Spanish attacker who is currently playing for Chelsea, stated that his dissatisfaction in seeing Valdes struggle as he said: “No. It is true that I do not like this treatment to my teammates, especially Victor who has been a reference for me as a companion and a great professional,” Pedro told Spanish newspaper Marca.
The last few years of Victor Valdes is slowly slipping away and it’s not going the way that he would like it to as it’s being spent in the dressing rooms of Old Trafford.