Respect? Victor Valdes hits back at Van Gaal

Victor Valdes has hit back at Louis van Gaal, claiming the Manchester United manager lacks respect.

Van Gaal criticised Valdes in a press conference in Seattle, explaining his reasons for excluding the former Barcelona No.1 from the tour party.

Yet the Spaniard has fired back at his boss on Twitter, posting a picture of the Under-21 fixtures he played a part in, along with an image of himself and his reserve team-mates.

The Dutchman said on Wednesday: “Valdes is not selected [for the tour] because he doesn’t follow my philosophy. The philosophy is how you play football and how you maintain your match rhythm,” said Van Gaal.

“He refused last year to play in the second team. There are a lot of other aspects in the philosophy how you have to play like a goalkeeper at Manchester United.

“When you are not willing [to apply] the principles of that philosophy there is only one way, and that is out.

“For us this is a big disappointment. We thought he would follow our philosophy.”

Valdes signed an 18-month contract in January but is in talks with Valencia over a possible loan move.