Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has departed the club for Standard Liege on a six-month loan deal, the Premier League outfit have confirmed.
The Spain international, 34, had announced on Thursday that he would be leaving Louis van Gaal’s team via social media, but now the Old Trafford outfit have now made official the deal, which brings to a close a difficult spell with a side he joined in October 2014.
Valdes arrived on a free transfer following his decision to leave Barcelona at the end of the previous campaign, which was complicated by a serious knee injury. However, he made only two appearances for the Red Devils and grew increasingly frustrated with his role on the sidelines.
The 34-year-old Spain international had posted a message on Twitter last Thursday above a picture of United’s training ground saying: “Thank you all for your support during these months of hard work for me. I will never forget! See you soon!”
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