The wife of Victor Valdes has lashed out at Manchester United on social media after claiming the ostracised goalkeeper was not invited to the club's 16th annual Unicef charity dinner on 29 November. The glamorous black tie event, hosted by Angus Deayton, was attended by members of the first-team squad and Louis van Gaal, raising a record-breaking £230,000 ($350,000) for children in Bangladesh.
Valdes, however, was not in attendance, with considerable doubts continuing to circulate regarding the 33-year-old's future at Old Trafford. Having joined on a free transfer in January following his recovery from a serious knee injury, he made two appearances in the Premier League last season but subsequently fell out with LVG amid allegations he refused to play for the Under-21 side.
Although he refutes such a suggestion, the Spaniard was subsequently omitted from Van Gaal's squad for the pre-season tour of the US and has since been training with United's younger players. Earlier in November, reports from Goal.com even claimed that would face a fine if he arrives at the Aon training complex while the senior team are still present.
Potential transfers to the likes of Antalyaspor, Sevilla, Valencia and even Newcastle United have all been mooted for Valdes in light of that aforementioned rift, yet the list of possible suitors appears to be dwindling, with Espanyol officials recently claiming that there was no truth to suggestions that the Catalan outfit were set to sign him on a free transfer.
This latest slight, if true, would appear to reinforce the notion that there is simply no future for the three-time Champions League winner under Van Gaal. Taking to Instagram to publicly voice her displeasure, partner Yolanda Cardona said: "To not invite to my husband @vicvaldes1to be part of the #united4unicef, it's the last thing you expect from one of the biggest clubs like @manchesterunited. A Charity event, its always a Charity event."
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