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Victor Valdes completing move to Belgian Liege

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Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes is expected to complete a loan move to the Standard Liege, joining the Belgian club until the end of the season.

The former Spain International and Barcelona keeper who is 34 this year signed an 18-month contract when he joined United.

He joined the Red Devils in January 2015 after training with them for two-and-a-half months as he sought to regain fitness following a cruciate ligament injury.

Manager Louis van Gaal omitted him from the United squad for their preseason tour of the United States, alleging that he had refused to play for the club’s reserves.

Moreover, he has only started twice for Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United –replacing an injured David De Gea against Arsenal in May, and starting in a 0-0 draw against Hull.

He has not trained with United’s first team since his fall out with Van Gaal, who has been noted to be a strict disciplinarian.

Regardless of a failed proposed move to Besiktas in August, the player’s agent indicated that Valdes would move on this month.

Valdes won the Champions League three times with Barca and was part of the Spain squads that lifted the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 trophies.