Victor Valdes has finally gotten some form of reprieve as Manchester United have confirmed that he has joined Belgian side Standard Liege on loan for the rest of the season.
While many saw Valdes move from Barcelona to Old Trafford as big switch, it turned out not to be as the 34-year-old has made just two appearances for the Red Devils since arriving from Nou Camp a year ago.
Valdes featured in a 1-1 home draw with Arsenal and a goalless visit to relegated Hull City in the final two games of last season.
The troubles of Valdes at United heightened when he reportedly refused to play in a reserve game and was not given a squad number.
Manager Louis van Gaal subsequently made the Spaniard available for transfer at the start of the season.
Indeed, the goalkeeping area looks not as a major concern for the Red Devils who are now allowing the fourth keeper to leave Old Trafford on loan this month following the exits of Sam Johnstone, Dean Henderson and Kieran O’Hara.