Spanish goalkeeper Victor Valdes is set to come back to Manchester United after having his loan terminated at Standard Liege, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The 34-year-old hasn’t featured for the club since April 10 and just made eight appearances amid his short stretch in Belgium.

It has been a torrid couple of years for Valdes, who just joined Manchester United back in January of 2015.

Ultimately, however, he failed to establish himself as a key man at Old Trafford and dropped out with manager Louis van Gaal after declining to play for the club’s Under-21 side.

His contract in Manchester is set to run out at the end of the campaign and it’s safe to say that his future in the game is far from certain.

At present out harmed, it’s exceedingly impossible that he will play for the Red Devils again, yet it appears that he will be heading back to English soil for now.


After terminating Valdes’ loan, Standard Liege released a statement claiming that they want to give their adolescents a chance.

Let’s be realistic, United boss Van Gaal won’t exactly be pleased that Valdes is set to come back to the club.

“We want to give youngsters a chance in the upcoming games. Valdes is currently injured, so we decided to terminate the deal.”

The accomplished Dutch coach said in July: “He is not chose because he doesn’t take after our reasoning and there is no place for somebody like that.

“Rationality is the means by which you play football and how you maintain your match cadence. For example, last year, he declined to play in the second team.”



Without a doubt, then, Valdes will depart the club for good in the following transfer window, however it’s safe to say that the Old Trafford faithful will trust that his compatriot David de Gea stays ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.

The previous Atletico Madrid shot-plug has at the end of the day been the club’s standout entertainer and the United hierarchy must attempt to keep him on board. It remains to be seen as to whether Spanish giants Real Madrid reignite their enthusiasm for him, however the Red Devils shouldn’t consider moving him on.