Outcast Valdes thanks fans as he joins Liege on loan
Manchester United have announced goalkeeper Victor Valdes will join Standard Liege on loan for the rest of the season. The former Barcelona goalkeeper has only made two appearances since joining United 12 months ago and has reportedly experienced a strained relationship with manager Louis van Gaal.
Valdes on Thursday sent a farewell message to his supporters, posting a message on Twitter 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!''
Valdes signed an 18-month contract with United after moving to Old Trafford a year ago but fell out with Van Gaal over the summer.
He did not go on the summer tour to the United States and was not permitted to train with the first-team squad, and has not been given a shirt number this term.
Valdes won the Champions League three times at Barcelona and has also won the World Cup and European Championship with Spain.
He becomes the fifth United player to go out on loan this month after fellow goalkeepers Sam Johnstone, Dean Henderson and Kieran O'Hara, and striker Ashley Fletcher moved on.