Victor Valdes made a good impression in the final game of the Premier League campaign after keeping a clean sheet against Hull City.
The former Barcelona man was used in the place of David de Gea, who missed the game due to injury. However, he is widely believed to have played his last game for the Red Devils amidst from Real Madrid. A move back to Madrid sounds extremely exciting for the player, who has been named as the Player of the Year by the club and its players. After having joined United back in January, it took a long time for Valdes to make his debut.
It was a debut well worth the wait after he managed to prevent Arsenal from getting a vital win at Old Trafford. However, his best game in a United shirt came against Hull. Even though this game did not mean anything for the former champions, a draw was a good result away from home against a team fighting to stay in the league. Defender Phil Jones praised the class shown by Valdes. It is widely believed that the Spaniard could be the ultimate replacement for David de Gea should he leave for Madrid. However, United continue to be linked with other goalkeepers like Petr Cech, with odds of 5/1 for De Gea to be replaced offered by the bookies, and higher if you use a Betfred promo code to double the odds.
"Victor is a terrific goalkeeper. We knew what kind of player we were signing when he came here, and he’s been different class," Jones said."No, he is very quick and explosive. He is very good on the line, so this game was created for him!But in the first half he let one ball loose and it was a goal, so he was very lucky that it was ruled offside," said manager Louis Van Gaal. One of the reasons behind the lack of confidence in Valdes was the career threatening knee injury he suffered in his final season at Barcelona.