Victor Valdes’ short stay at Manchester United appears to be coming to an end while Louis van Gaal has also admitted that he is unsure what the future has in store for Angel Di Maria.
Former Barcelona goalkeeper Valdes, who signed an 18-month deal at Old Trafford in January, refused to play in an Under-21 game last term and was left out of the club’s pre-season tour of the United States.
Van Gaal has revealed that the 33-year-old will be allowed to find another club after featuring in only two games for United – the Premier League clashes against Arsenal and Hull City in May.
Van Gaal is happy to let Valdes leave even though there remains a big question-mark about David de Gea’s Old Trafford future.
The United boss said of Valdes: “He is not selected because he doesn’t follow our philosophy and there is no place for someone like that. When you are not willing to follow the principles of the philosophy, there is only one way and that is out.”
Meanwhile, Di Maria continues to be linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain after enduring a disappointing first season in the Premier League.
The 27-year-old Argentina international started just one of United’s final 10 games of the 2014/15 campaign after being signed for a British record £59.7million from Real Madrid last summer.
Van Gaal said of Di Maria: “We shall see if he stays because in football it is a process. It is not clear in one day.”
United can be backed at 5/1 to win the 2015/16 Premier League title and at 7/10 to beat Tottenham in their first match of the season on August 8.