Manchester United stoppers Victor Valdes and David De Gea send message on Twitter to Sergio Asenjo

Victor Valdes

The Villarreal stopper suffered a knee injury yesterday.

Manchester United finalised a shock deal for Spanish international goalkeeper Victor Valdes in January. The former Barcelona man had been training with United for the past few months and was brought in to act as competition for David De Gea.

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 continued 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 Manchester United medical team that the knee in question is back to its best condition.

Now he is back fully fit, so is obviously gutted to see another Spanish keeper suffer a similar injury.

Sergio Asenjo suffered a serious knee injury yesterday whilst playing for Villarreal. He ruptured his knee ligament and is set to be out of action for the next six months.

Valdes sent him this Tweet earlier today, which reads.

"Always an example of overcoming and sacrifice! You'll win this battle! You're the most strong from all Sergio."

The Spanish keeper union was in full force. De Gea also sent a message to Asenjo, who was recently in the Spanish senior squad for the first time in his career.

Hopefully he will be back in action in due course.

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch