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What will Mourinho do with Valdés?

The new United coach must decide if he renews his contract

What will Mourinho do with Valdés?
What will Mourinho do with Valdés?

The new United coach must decide if he renews his contract

A few years ago, Víctor Valdés and Jose Mourinho staged a tense scene at the Camp Nou when the Portuguese qualified Inter Milan for the 2010 Champions League final. After the final whistle, Mourinho celebrated with much euphoria towards the stands, and Valdés took him from his shirt and told him not to provoke FC Barcelona supporters.

Now, six years later, their paths will cross again at Manchester United. Last week, Mourinho was presented as the new coach of the Red Devils for the next three seasons. These days, the Portuguese must decide the movements of the squad. Signings and transfers.

One of the outstanding issues is the situation of Víctor Valdés. The goalkeeper ends contract with United on 30 June but there is a renewal option for another season that Manchester can play. Mourinho must decide whether to trust the Catalan, 34, as substitute of De Gea or if you prefers to let him leave for free.

Last season, Valdés had a very marginal role with Van Gaal and moved to Standard Liege on loan during winter market. After the experience in Belgium, the Catalan goalkeeper will decide his future in the coming days.