It looks like Valdes’ relationship with van Gaal is beyond repair and he will soon be on his way out of the club.
It is a shame for the 33-year-old, who is one of the world’s most decorated footballers having won everything there is to win with Barcelona.
However, United showed faith in him by giving him a contract in the winter transfer window.
It was disrespectful of Valdes not to turn out for the U21s and unprofessional considering the club are paying his wages. It is sad to see the situation being played out in public but he has to go.