Manchester United goalkeeper and former Barcelona legend Victor Valdes has suffered further humiliation as manager Louis van Gaal ordered for his belongings to be removed from the first team dressing room, and placed in the reserve dressing room, according to the Daily Mail.
The recent humiliation is the latest development in the feud between Van Gaal and the 33-year-old Spanish international, and has not sat well with the Spanish-speaking contingency at United, with some of the players reportedly unhappy with Valdes’ treatment.
Valdes tore his anterior cruciate ligament playing for Barcelona in March 2014, and was offered the chance to train with the Manchester United first team in October, following his rehabilitation. He signed an official contract with the club in the January window, and has since made two league appearances for the side.
His relationship with van Gaal first began to deteriorate on July 15th, when the Dutchman accused him of refusing to play for the reserve team, and subsequently announced he would be placing the ‘keeper on the transfer list.
Valdes responded by uploading pictures of previous appearances he’d made for the side on Instagram and Twitter:
— Victor Valdes (@1victorvaldes) July 16, 2015
This incident would not be the first time the former Bayern boss has clashed with a star name. Some high profile names like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rivaldo, Mark van Bommel, and Johann Cruyff have also clashed with the United boss.
Should he leave, Valdes would join the increasingly long list of summer departures including Robin van Persie, Nani, Tom Cleverley, Radamel Falcao and the impending departure of Angel di Maria, as United continue their sizeable squad overhaul in the hopes of landing silverware next season.