You would expect the defence to be the order of the day if there is any investment made by Manchester United this winter. To that end, Victor Valdes has reportedly returned to the club to train this week as rumours persist that Louis van Gaal will acquire the Spanish legend permanently, when he fully recovers from a knee problem.
Valdes is a free agent after being released from a wonderful career at Barcelona which spanned a full 12 years and over 600 appearances.
Still only 32 Valdes could prove a really canny acquisition as Anders Lindegaard may well move on in Janaury or at the end of the season.
The Daily Mail reports:
Victor Valdes is back at Manchester United despite reports that the Spanish goalkeeper has stopped training with the Premier League club.
Valdes spent the weekend in Barcelona, sparking speculation that he had left United, who invited him to train with them at Carrington in late October.
Louis van Gaal is keeping an open mind on handing Valdes a deal
While Valdes would no doubt offer great support to David de Gea, we think that he could be equally important in bringing some of the talented kids through at Manchester United. Sam Johnstone is the standout young stopper at Manchester United but he is currently on loan at Doncaster.
Providing Valdes doesn’t cost the earth in wages then it’s difficult to see how it could be a bad move to bring him in as De Gea’s understudy.
Let’s see the remarkable stop in action. Manchester United fans: keen?