Manchester United keeper Victor Valdes has insisted he will continue to “work hard” despite his precarious position at the club.
Valdes has suffered a complete breakdown in his relationship with van Gaal after the manager accused him of refusing to play for the U21s last term.
The Spaniard thanked fans for their support in a message on Twitter:
Valdes is not the only keeper facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford, with David de Gea also in limbo following his failed transfer to Real Madrid.
The whole goalkeeping situation really is a shambles and United should be embarrassed that it has been allowed to be played out so publicly. They would be wise to keep things in-house in future.
As it stands, we have a manager who feels all the blame lies at the feet of the player and vice versa. There is no end in sight unless one of them compromises.