Victor Valdes completed his move to Manchester United on January of 2015 as the Spanish goal-keeper left Barcelona after picking up a knee injury which left him out of action for a significantly long period of time and Louis van Gaal offered the veteran shot-stopper the chance to recover from his injury in the training facilities of Manchester United and the English club later decided to sign Victor Valdes on a permanent contract with an 18 month long deal.
Valdes has fully recovered from his injury but he still has not been able to make a single appearance for the Premier League club and even though the experienced shot-stopper has not made his debut for Manchester United, he still believes that making a move to Old Trafford was a correct move.
The 33 year told reporters: "I am very happy for this option in my career after my injury," Valdes told United's official website. I never thought maybe I will be a player of Manchester United but the manager called me and gave me this option, so it was a surprise for me. I always say it's great for my career to be a part of this club and part of this team and, maybe, I hope to win another important trophy here too."
There is no real possibility of Victor Valdes turning into a regular starter in Manchester United as David de Gea is the undisputed first choice goal-keeper of the Premier League club and de Gea has already established himself as one of the best players in the world at his position even though he is only 24 years old.
David de Gea has not shown any signs of slowing down and this is good news for Manchester United as the club has at their disposal a player who has a very promising future ahead but at the same time it’s not such a good news for Victor Valdes as he will have to settle with a place on the sidelines of Old Trafford for the majority of the upcoming seasons or at least during the time that he spends in Manchester United.