Valdes 'fighting to be free' from Manchester United

The goalkeeper posted a message on Twitter stating that he is determined not to let down those who hope to see him play again and could join Espanyol in January
Manchester United outcast Victor Valdes says he is "fighting to be free" from his time in exile under Louis van Gaal.

The former Barcelona goalkeeper joined on a free transfer last season but has been frozen out after a disagreement with his manager, who accused him of refusing to play for the Under-21 side last term.

Valdes remains under contract at Old Trafford and tweeted a message on Wednesday stating that he will continue to work hard behind the scenes in order to earn a transfer in January.
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"Not to let down those who want to see me play again - that's my motivation," he wrote. "I fight to be free and enjoy my profession."

Valdes attached an image of him holding a piece of paper in his hand, which read: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

Goal understands Valdes is likely to join Espanyol on a free transfer when the winter transfer window opens.