Victor Valdes has thanked his fans for supporting him through his recovery from a serious knee injury as he moves closer to a return to football, and he could be about to join Manchester United as a result.
Valdes is currently training with the Premier League club given that he remains a free agent after leaving Barcelona in the summer. The goalkeeper saw his career with the Spanish side come to a sad and abrupt end when he suffered damage to his anterior cruciate ligament which required surgery in March.
Having failed a medical to join Monaco in the summer, Valdes has been training with the Red Devils and the belief is that he could join on a free transfer if he proves his fitness to manager Louis van Gaal.
Valdes tweeted on Sunday night: “Great training session Today. Almost Ready! Thanks for your supportive messages throughout these months. They have helped me a lot!”
Great training session Today. Almost Ready! Thanks for your supportive messages throughout these months. They have helped me a lot!; Victor Valdes (@1victorvaldes) November 9, 2014
Should Valdes join United at some point this season, he would likely provide back up to his compatriot David de Gea, as he is highly unlikely to replace the new Spanish No 1. De Gea has been one of the few shining lights at United over the last 18 months, and his form appears to be getting better and better even if United still find themselves with serious problems in defence.
Manchester United injury list
Manchester United injury list
1/5 Wayne Rooney
There is uncertainty over the extent of the Manchester United captain's injury, with fears he may have suffered ligament damage to his knee during the 3-0 defeat to Everton. Unlikely to feature against West Brom and could miss the rest of the season.
2/5 Michael Carrick
Having limped off in the 4-2 derby victory over Manchester City, it's uncertain if the England midfielder will fit for this weekend. Was unable to even make the bench for the defeat to Everton.
The right-back's return to action has suffered a set-back. After making a short appearance in the 3-0 win over Tottenham in March, the Brazilian has been pushing for full fitness. However he suffered a blow to the ribs in an Under-21 match against Leicester and could miss the rest of the season.
4/5 Marcos Rojo
Having missed the games against Chelsea and Everton due to a groin injury, the Argentina international is pushing for a return and could feature this weekend.
5/5 Phil Jones
Fellow defender Phil Jones also missed the defeats to Chelsea and Evertton but the England international has returned to training after a foot complaint and could play at against West Brom.
He recently ousted Iker Casillas in Vicente del Bosque’s starting line-up for the national team, although his performances have linked him with a £30m move to Real Madrid in the near future.
Valdes would be ahead of current No 2 Anders Lindegaard, who is not expected to remain at the club beyond the end of the season.
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