De Gea was beaten in Man United’s fifth round tie at Preston North End on Monday night when Scott Laird opened the scoring but the Spaniard generally did well when called upon.
Fans have called for the experienced Valdes to start in the Cup run in order to give De Gea a rest but van Gaal says the 24-year-old will continue as no.1.
LvG has been consistent when asked on possibility of Valdes starting cup games. Shake of the head and 'No, De Gea,' stock answer. #mufc
— Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) February 16, 2015
Valdes signed for the club in January amid a buzz of excitement but his biggest contribution at United so far has been a rousing team talk prior to an U21s clash against Liverpool last month.
It appears that only an injury to de Gea will see Valdes play in the first team this season.