Louis van Gaal has claimed that Victor Valdes has come to United with the aim of becoming the number one goalkeeper. Valdes himself claimed that David de Gea was currently the best goalie in the world, but Van Gaal claims the new signing has shown over the past few months that he has the quality to play for the club.

Nobody is happy to be number two and he has to have ambition to beat David De Gea – but it shall be very hard for him. When we invite Victor Valdes to have his rehabilitation here in Manchester United you do that for him and also for yourself. You have the chance to see his rehabilitation but also if his quality is still the same and he has confirmed both.

As for Anders Lindegaard, who hasn’t played a single game since Van Gaal took over, it looks as though he will be allowed to leave sooner or later.

“I think (Valdes) fits more in the profile I have for a goalkeeper,” he said when asked how Valdes’ signing could affect Lindegaard’s place at United.