Surely De Gea would see the signing of Valdes as a threat from Louis van Gaal and frustrated to see him join? No, far from it. If anything, they are building a great friendship.
De Gea has previously spoken about how Valdes has helped him with advice since he arrived in January and United’s no.1 will have learned a lot from a player as decorated as Valdes.
Today, the Spanish goalkeeping duo enjoyed a day out together and sent out their best Top Gun impression with a picture they shared on Twitter.
Every summer Man United are involved in at least one transfer saga and the future of De Gea is going to be just that this year.
United fans certainly don’t want to see him leave but whether he’ll be van Gaal’s no.1 next season remains to be seen. Hopefully Valdes, with his Barcelona roots, will persuade him against a move to Madrid.