The former Barcelona goalkeeper has recently recovered from a serious knee problem.
Manchester United finalised a deal for Spanish international goalkeeper Victor Valdes today. The former Barcelona man has been training with United for the past few months. He was given his debut at Barcelona by Louis van Gaal and the Manchester United boss was more than happy to offer him the club facilities while he continues his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury.
Valdes injured his knee in March 2014, before leaving Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer. A move to Monaco reportedly fell through because of his knee problems but it would appear he has proven to the Machester United medical team that the knee in question is back to its best condition.
Speaking to the Manchester United website after the deal was done Valdes touched on the subject of his knee problem, which has had some fans wondering if his signature is such a wise idea.
"I hope so [I am fully fit]. I am very, very satisfied with my recovery and very happy to be on the pitch like a player again. That is most important for my brain and most important for my family. It is very, very nice for me."
Valdes is set to play understudy to David De Gea, who he dubbed the best goalkeeper in the world today, so perhaps that is another reason why United was a logical step for him. He will play the occasional game but will not have to exert himself every week, ensuring the knee is at minimal risk of re-injury.