1. Valdes announces he won't renew his contract
17th January 2013. Valdes' representatives told Barcelona that the goalkeeper won't be renewing his contract, that ended in June 2014. Valdes himself told the press he wanted to live other adventures in different countries.
26th March 2014. Valdes last match with Barcelona. It was at Camp Nou against Celta. He broke his knee ligaments in the 20th minute.
4th July 2014. Before leaving Barcelona, Valdes had agreed a four year contract with AS Monaco. However, when he got injured, the French club lost their interest.
4. Van Gaal to the rescue
23th October 2014. Louis Van Gaal offered Manchester United facilities to Valdes, who was still recovering from his injury. When the January transfer window opened, Valdes signed a 18 month contract with the Premier League club. Van Gaal said clearly that he was the second choice goalkeeper after David De Gea.
5. Debut with the reserves
26th January 2015. Van Gaal doesn't count on him with the first team. Valdes comes back to football but with the Manchester United reserves. United beat Liverpool 2-1. Valdes played his first minutes after a 10 month absence.
6. Debut with the first team
17th May 2015. De Gea gets injured in the 73th minute against Arsenal. Valdes gets his chance, but concedes an early goal. It wasn't the dream debut.
7. 90 minutes for Valdes
24th May 2015. With the '32' in his back, Valdes defends United's goal against Hull City in the last match of the season. Valdes played really good and saved a couple of goals.
8. Van Gaal vs Valdes
13th July 2015. Van Gaal don't include the goallie in the list of players that travel to the United States. Three days later, Van Gaal said: "Valdes refused to play with the reserves. When you don't act accordint to the rules, there's only one exit, in it is out". Valdes answered with this tweet:
30th August 2015. Valdes had one month and a half to search a new team. Two days before the transfer window closed, he reached a verbal agreement with Besiktas. But in the very last moment, the deal was off.
10. "I'm staying"
3rd September 2015. Valdes posts this tweet and apparently he will stay at Manchester United. To be continued.