New York - The battle between Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal and goalkeeper Víctor Valdés has escalated to the point where Red Devils players are surprised by the way the Dutchman is treating his player.
New York – The battle between Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal and goalkeeper Víctor Valdés has escalated to the point where Red Devils players are surprised by the way the Dutchman is treating his player.
The Spanish international has been completely separated from his teammates and Van Gaal has excluded him from every activity and removed his name from the locker room, according to The Guardian.
The Red Devils are surprised with their coach’s heavy hand with Valdés who can no longer use his spot in the locker room or even be in the same place as first-team players.
According to the same source, the Dutch boss is so upset with the Spanish goalie that he has allegedly rescheduled all of his training to not coincide with the team.
The 33-year-old is not even allowed to train with the under-21 or youth categories. If the Man United players are training at Carrington, Valdés must wait until they are done. If for whatever reason training times change, the Red Devils do not even get to see him, as the goalie’s schedule also gets readjusted.
The Red Devil’s boss said in previous statements to the press that the Spanish goalkeeper does not comply with his ‘philosophy’ and had “refused last year to play in the second team.”
“When you’re not willing to follow the principles of the philosophy, there’s only one way, and that is out,” Van Gaal said.
However, the Spain national player has denied his lack alleged lack of compliance and posted photos of him with the second team saying he enjoyed his time with them.
The former Barça player was demoted to second-choice goalkeeper at the start of the season and put in “surplus category” by the Dutch coach, who also kept him out of the US pre-season tour and out of the Champions League.
If things get worse, the still Manchester United goalkeeper could denounce the exclusions and treatment of the team’s coach to the Football Association, obliging Van Gaal to readmit him to the team.