Another chapter of the 'cold war' between the coach and the goalkeeper
New episode in the conflict Valdes - Van Gaal. Manchester United announced the official numbers for the upcoming season and the Catalan goalkeeper does not appear in the list. This gesture is interpreted as a new measure of the Dutchman to force his departure. A few days ago he said Valdés would not stay in the club and then he emptied his locker and put his things to the reserves dressing room.
Thus, Valdés loses number '32' which had last season and won't be able to participate in any official match for Manchester United. The former FC Barcelona goalkeepr has been training with the club's reserve while seeking a way out. Until the end of August he has time to find another club. In addition, this Friday Van Gaal also announced that De Gea won't be in the list for the first Premier League match due to the interest of Real Madrid to sign him.
The rest of the numbers
Regarding the other numbers, we see that the legendary '7' (used by George Best, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham or Robson Cantona in the past) will be for the young promising player recently signed, Memphis Depay.
Sergio Romero will wear '20', Morgan Schneiderlin, '28' and Bastian Schweinsteiger, '31'. Luke Shaw changed '3' for '23' used for him in Southampton.