Victor Valdes has spoken of his happiness surrounding his move to Manchester United and said that he found adapting from life in Spain to England very easy.
I enjoy the different weather here to what it is usually like for us in Spain. Seriously, I’m happy. It’s not so different for my family. I have three children and my eldest kid is five years old and was already studying English in Barcelona, so it’s not a big change for him and his brothers. I’m very happy with my knee and playing with my new team-mates. It’s a good feeling to be on the pitch again playing football. It is most important for me after my injury. I am very happy for this option in my career after my injury. I never thought maybe I will be a player of Manchester United but the manager called me and gave me this option, so it was a surprise for me. I always say it’s great for my career to be a part of this club and part of this team and, maybe, I hope to win another important trophy here too. They are both massive clubs with a massive number of trophy wins and the number of fans around the world is so big. I think it’s the same when you play for one of the most important clubs in the world, Man U or Barcelona, you must win always. This is our expectation and our job every day – for us, for the club and for the fans. It’s not different for me. I know very well what you feel when you play for a big club, so it is not a big change for me.
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