Man United boss Louis van Gaal has slammed the attitude of goalkeeper Victor Valdes, and admits he will force the Spanish international out of Old Trafford.
Valdes has been heavily linked with an exit from Old Trafford in recent weeks, but it now seems all but final after Van Gaal slammed the former Barcelona man during the club’s pre-season tour of the United States.
The 33-year-old was a surprise omission from the club’s touring squad and Van Gaal made it clear he was not happy with the back-up shot-stopper.
“He doesn’t follow my philosophy. There is no place for someone like that,” Van Gaal is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
The Dutchman is angry with Valdes after the Spaniard refused to play for United’s under-21 side.
“Last year, he refused to play in the second team and there are other aspects you need as a keeper at United,” Van Gaal said.
“When you are not willing to follow those principles, there is only one way and that is out.
“It is a big disappointment. It is a pity because we have given him the opportunity to rehabilitate, gave him a contract and then he is fit to play.”
Valdes had been linked with a move to Turkey, but his agent quashed rumours of a move to Antalyaspor last week.
The decision to offload Valdes leaves the Red Devils in a precarious position with the future of David de Gea still under question.
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