Manchester United are in something of a quandary with regards their goalkeeper situation. Deny it all you like, but the chances are that David de Gea will go to Real Madrid in the summer.
And, while no team in the world would want to lose a player that good, the silver lining may yet come in the form of the sublime Gary Bale.
But the goalkeeping situation will need addressing urgently and some believe that Manchester United already have the perfect man to take the gloves in Victor Valdes. Thrown into the fray at last minute against Arsenal he looked a little rusty will hope to get the chance to prove himself and seems enamoured by the club and its fans. He told The Telegraph:
“It all went very quick,” Valdés said. “David asked to come off very quickly and the next thing I knew, I was on the pitch.
“David all of a sudden asked to come off, I didn’t know what was happening, but then someone said ‘Victor, get in there.’
“It was a great feeling to be on the pitch at Old Trafford, the fans welcomed me very well and for that reason I am happy.
We are yet to be convinced that Valdes is the man for the Manchester United job. At very least the club will have to sign another keeper as back up to Valdes for next season – if De Gea does leave – and we think that Stoke’s Asmir Begovic is too good to ignore.
But, as for Valdes, he probably feels that he can do the business at Manchester United after such a decorated career in Spain.
“I am very happy to be here. I have one more year on my contract here. Let’s see what happens.”
Let’s see the lad in action. Manchester United fans: at 33 years of age, is Valdes the man for the job next season?