Man United’s David De Gea not expecting competition from Victor Valdes
The Manchester United goalkeeper insists that his position is not under threat from the free agent
David De Gea insists that his Manchester United place is not under threat from Victor Valdes.
Valdes, currently a free agent, has been training with the Red Devils as he bids to regain match fitness following a lengthy lay-off with a knee injury.
However, De Gea does not expect his Spain team-mate to offer a threat to his spot in Louis van Gaal’s United side.
“Yes, my contract runs out in 2016 but they didn’t sign him for that. Victor had a difficult injury, he had a bad time and the boss knows him well and has given him the opportunity to recover there,” De Gea told AS.
“Victor is training over in Manchester; he’s still not 100 per cent after his injury. When he is fully fit he will start to train with us.
“He’s still not training in goal with us. From time to time he comes out with the goalkeeping coach but very little still.
“Van Gaal knows him well because he gave Victor his debut at Barca and has a special affection for him and whenever possible we have to help where we can.
“Football is cruel at times, it’s difficult. When things go well, you’re very good and, when they go badly … well, it’s awful.”
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