This message shows controversial Manchester United ace Victor Valdes did not see axe coming

Victor Valdes seems to have been taken off guard by Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal's comments.

The openness of Louis van Gaal's hard hitting comments on Victor Valdes took many by surprise, not least the Spaniard himself.

Van Gaal told a press conference, as reported by The BBC, that Valdes is to be sold after his alleged refusal to play in under-21 games at the end of last season.

Valdes meanwhile had seemingly been unaware he was about to be hung out to dry, posting the following message on his Twitter account just days earlier, expressing his excitement for the season ahead.

The former Spanish international was left behind from United's tour squad, but even despite this he was feeling positive and committing his future to the club.

His message in response to Van Gaal's comments was a mixture of anger and confusion, insisting he paid his duties for the under-21s.

Valdes was signed on a free transfer and only played in two matches for the Red Devils, conceding in both, but would have been harbouring hope of stepping in as first choice should David de Gea be sold to Real Madrid.

It seems as though his rift with Van Gaal is irrepairable however, and it will be he rather than his teammate who is first out of the exit door.

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