Victor Valdes retires

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I believe people who actually have inside of the knowledge of the club and say he defied the coaches and tried to get the other players to follow suit. He is a cancerous cnut and its a shame how long it took for him to feck off.
And who are these people? My mate down the pub doesn't count. But even if that was true, so what? Lvg was the problem. He was the problem almost everywhere he went. He had previous with Valdez at Barca where he got sacked and values went on to have 10 year career at Barca. Pretty obvious for the unnecessary public outcry from lvg that it was all just nonsense getting revenge.
 
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Never heard of that. What did he do? I can't wrap my head around how he could be in trouble having only just retired.
Apparently along with his dad and brother they made some really bad investments in the property market.

Not really sure how a top level football in this day and age can squander so much wealth.
 

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You'll know better than me but I never saw anything particularly special.
The saves by themselves aren't that special, but you have to remember the context. That was arguably the biggest game in our club's history, certainly the biggest game of the last 20 years.
 

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He retired when he saw Valencia running towards him at the Riverside last season.
 

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The saves by themselves aren't that special, but you have to remember the context. That was arguably the biggest game in our club's history, certainly the biggest game of the last 20 years.
I don't just mean in that match. Your midfield and attack from then were obviously great but even defenders like Puyol and Van Bronckhorst were up there in terms of Europe's best. I never got that feeling about Valdes, though as I say I'm no expert.
 

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Barcelona wouldn't have won those trophies without Valdes. He was their best keeper of all time.

Anyone who says otherwise hasn't got a clue.
 

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And who are these people? My mate down the pub doesn't count. But even if that was true, so what? Lvg was the cancer. He was the cancer almost everywhere he went. He had previous with Valdez at Barca where he got sacked and values went on to have 10 year career at Barca. Pretty obvious for the unnecessary public outcry from lvg that it was all just nonsense getting revenge.
Are you serious? LVG gave him a second chance when no top club would touch him with a barge pole. He comes here and starts acting like an entitled git, refuses to do what the manager demands to keep himself fit for selection. In the process, stinking up the dressing room.
 

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Are you serious? LVG gave him a second chance when no top club would touch him with a barge pole. He comes here and starts acting like an entitled git, refuses to do what the manager demands to keep himself fit for selection. In the process, stinking up the dressing room.
That's all false. He was injured, which is why no club wanted him. United gave him a place t get better because they wanted him. Lvg treated him like shit before and treated him like shit again when he was here. It's all easily found if you look. Valdez and lvg have history. Last time lvg got sacked, Valdez got the position lvg promised him but then tried to take away by throwing him under the bus. Lvg was running this club into mid table obscurity. Perhaps if Rooney the captain had more to say it wouldn't have taken valdez to try to start a revolution against the egomaniac lvg.

Lvg cared nothing for this club, he cared only about himself. If you can't see that, I can't help you.
 

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He was the perfect keeper for Barcelona at the time, he played as an 11th outfielder. When it came down to actual keeping the ball out of the net though he was massively overrated though as were alot of the Barcelona defence.
 

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That's all false. He was injured, which is why no club wanted him. United gave him a place t get better because they wanted him. Lvg treated him like shit before and treated him like shit again when he was here. It's all easily found if you look. Valdez and lvg have history. Last time lvg got sacked, Valdez got the position lvg promised him but then tried to take away by throwing him under the bus. Lvg was running this club into mid table obscurity. Perhaps if Rooney the captain had more to say it wouldn't have taken valdez to try to start a revolution against the egomaniac lvg.

Lvg cared nothing for this club, he cared only about himself. If you can't see that, I can't help you.
You seem to be having quite an agenda against LVG. If you are saying that he prioritized his "philosophy" ahead of what may be better for the club then I agree. If the insinuation was that this was some sort of a master plan from LVG to get him here and embarrass him further then that's frankly unbelievable - unless you can quote some sources.
 

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That's all false. He was injured, which is why no club wanted him. United gave him a place t get better because they wanted him. Lvg treated him like shit before and treated him like shit again when he was here. It's all easily found if you look. Valdez and lvg have history. Last time lvg got sacked, Valdez got the position lvg promised him but then tried to take away by throwing him under the bus. Lvg was running this club into mid table obscurity. Perhaps if Rooney the captain had more to say it wouldn't have taken valdez to try to start a revolution against the egomaniac lvg.

Lvg cared nothing for this club, he cared only about himself. If you can't see that, I can't help you.
so valdes is a United hero now?

And with such a history with LvG how stupid was he to sign for United?
 

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You seem to be having quite an agenda against LVG. If you are saying that he prioritized his "philosophy" ahead of what may be better for the club then I agree. If the insinuation was that this was some sort of a master plan from LVG to get him here and embarrass him further then that's frankly unbelievable - unless you can quote some sources.
LVG was hired because Woodward and others admired his philosophy and wanted it implemented at the club. So that's not a crime. It just didn't work out as everyone hoped.
 

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so valdes is a United hero now?

And with such a history with LvG how stupid was he to sign for United?
Where did I say united hero? He could have been a good back back for us or if DDG had left a good replacement. Thats my opinion. Dont like it? Thats ok, you dont have to.
 

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You seem to be having quite an agenda against LVG. If you are saying that he prioritized his "philosophy" ahead of what may be better for the club then I agree. If the insinuation was that this was some sort of a master plan from LVG to get him here and embarrass him further then that's frankly unbelievable - unless you can quote some sources.
Agenda against lvg? Yeah, that agenda is because of what I saw. Didnt you see it? He clearly put himself, not his 'philosophy', himself ahead of the club. When we lost he pointed fingers at players. When we won he took the credit. What he was doing wasnt working. Its wasnt a hard thing to see that it wasnt working. Having ZERO shots on goal match after match after match told everyone that but him, and you apparently. When we won the FA cup all he did was talk about himself having now won stuff in 5 different leagues or whatever.

The valdes issue, didnt have to be an issue. LVG said that valdes had refused to play for the reserves the year previous. But we know that wasnt true, because we saw him play. Further to that he play valdes in two games. Why is he playing a guy thats disrepected him and the club in such a way? We had other keepers. So why did he start him. LVG says it was to show him off to other clubs so he could be sold. And that is a good reason until you take into account he started very publicly bad mouthing him at the start of the tour. A few hours before that valdes had posted a tweet saying he had just finished training for the day and was looking forward to the season. So even if everything LVG said was true, why did he bring it up in public? If he wanted to sell him, why demonise him? Why humiliate him publicly? If he was that bad why not just sell him on and be done with it? Why not just fire him? Its not like united paid money for him, why keep him around? Weve let other players go for next to nothing and in some cases nothing, so why hang on to valdes if hes so much trouble?

Let me be clear, this isnt about valdes, it could have been anyone. This is about LVG the man who has a reputation for treating players like garbage. I never wanted him here, and I was glad when he got sacked. He was never about united. He was always about himself. And he hurt this club before he was finally booted out.
 

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Read your post again, starting a revolution :lol:
DeGea did not leave and Valdes refused to keep working. So feck him.
Another guy said he was deifying couches and trying to get others to follow suit. Theres your revolution. As for vadles refusing to work, thats not true at all. Thats LVG making stuff up to make it seem like he wasnt a massive bellend. Which he was, and always was and no doubt still is.
 

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Apparently he retired to set up his own TV Production company.

Sad to hear. One of my favourite goalkeepers. What a career he's had.
Fortunate to play for Barca when he did. If not academy graduate never would have, as in they would never have bought a keeper of his 'quality'.
 

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Officially announced it today and has deleted all social media accounts too.

 

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Meh, Average keeper that was lucky to play in a very dominant Barca team

Nothing more.
 

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Top class GK played in a demanding system and did amazing. Was never going to be plain sailing all the way through.
 

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Whenever I think of him I immediately think of the Bellamy goal when he seemed to lose all sense of where the goal line actually was.

Don't Barca fans rate Zubizaretta higher then in terms of history of keepers?