With Valdes’ future at the club looking more stable than his Spanish compatriot, it was a good chance to see what Valdes can do and his performance certainly mirrored the early months of De Gea.
Whilst he got caught out several times in the air, the goalkeeper did make two excellent saves to deny Hull, who themselves were trying to fight off relegation.
Despite a mixed bag, fans were largely receptive to the performance of Valdes but unconvinced on whether he should be No.1 if De Gea leaves.
Valdes the kind that allows three easy goals then pulls a major save #mufc
— Mufc (@Bryan_Mufc) May 24, 2015
So valdes goes from Rob green to manuel neuer in 9 seconds
— kenna (@kennagq) May 24, 2015
— Robert Brittain (@Robimuspr1me) May 24, 2015
Sums up Valdes in a few seconds. Makes some brilliant saves but his handling is, and always has been, suspect.
— Cantona's Collar (@LeKingsCollar) May 24, 2015
Valdes cocks up, Hull score but it was offside. He then makes an absolutely world class save! #mufc
— Craig Schofield (@CraigSchofield) May 24, 2015
On the plus side, Valdes kept a clean sheet on his first start which is a boost for any goalkeeper, especially one who hasn’t started a professional match in well over a year.
It seems he will definitely be at Old Trafford next season but in what capacity nobody yet knows.