Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

VICTOR Valdes Has Revealed [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

VICTOR Valdes Has Revealed [...]

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- VICTOR Valdes has revealed he became so lonely while training at United's training ground he feared for his safety.

Valdes, 34, completed a loan move to Standard Liege last month after he was ostracised by Louis van Gaal in the summer for questioning his training methods.

The former Barcelona goalkeeper's locker was cleared out and his training times were coordinated to prevent him from interacting with first-team squad members.

Valdes maintained his sharpness by training with academy goalkeeping coach Alan Fettis and he told Spanish newspaper El Pais just how concerned he became for his well-being while isolated at Carrington.

Valdes asked Fettis: "'What if I were to hit the post and were to lose consciousness, and if I swallowed my tongue?' Alan replied, 'I've got my phone in my pocket, I'd call and they'd come to help you. …

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