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Man United to welcome World Cup winner this summer after surprising development

Victor Valdes David De Gea

How they mighty fall. And not just the The Red Devils in the Transfer Tavern this Saturday night who’ve had one too many.

Standard Liege have terminated the loan of Manchester United ‘keeper Victor Valdes with immediate effect, confirm their official website.

It’s quite the fall from grace for the World Cup winner, who won a raft of top honour while a stalwart of the Blaugrana. 

The Spanish stopper moved to the Belgian giants over the course of the January transfer window after failing to make much of an impact at Old Trafford.

Since joining in January 2015, the former Barcelona stalwart is believed to have fallen out with manager Louis van Gaal and was afforded little look in to first team proceedings.

He was left out of the squads for both Premier League and Champions League competition and saw a summer move to Besiktas fall through.

Now, he will return to his Theatre of Dreams nightmare after seeing his loan spell cut short.

Despite appearing eight times for the club, Liege have sealed the Cup in their homeland and are understood to want to blood their young talent between now and the end of the season.

Has Valdes had it too hard under LVG? Should he be kept on in case De Gea leaves? 

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