In an apparent bid to humiliate the veteran goalkeeper at the Old Trafford, Louis Van Gaal’s uncompromising management style has made things very frustrating for Victor Valdes. Things are not looking so smooth for the former Barcelona goalkeeper, as he has been asked not to train with other senior players at Manchester United.
ESPN FC reports that Van Gaal is set to cancel Valdes’ 18 month contract at United making it clear that he cannot take offers from any premier league teams. Valdes joined the Manchester United team back in January, and have reportedly fell on the wrong side of the United manager. Valdes was criticised for being unprofessional after he refused to play for the reserves last season. Relationship between the two has gone sour, since.
Mirror UK suggests that Van Gaal had bluntly said that the future of Valdes is over at the Old Trafford.
“He is not selected because he does not follow my philosophy. Then there is not one place for one player. The philosophy is how you play football and how you maintain your match rhythm. When you are not willing to follow the principles of the philosophy, there is only one way and that is out,” Van Gaal said during a press conference in Seattle.
The Dutch coach has set very strict training guidelines for Valdes as he is not allowed to train at the club’s Carrington headquarters when Van Gaal’s team is on the training grounds.
Van Gaal’s strict regime and orthodox management style have come under scrutiny after players from his own club is complaining about his authoritarian decree. The flamboyant striker, Wayne Rooney, too seems to have estranged relationship with the Dutch Manager.
The future for Valdes seems virtually non existent after the re-integration of David de Gea into the Reds’ starting XI. The Daily Mirror notes, that Valdes has been left out of the official team’s photo. Van Gaal is all set to rip up his contract only to see him joining teams other than the premier league clubs.