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 By Mark Rodden

Man United boss Louis van Gaal deserves my respect - Victor Valdes

Victor Valdes had the perfect debut for Standard Liege, as they beat Oud-Heverlee Leuven in the Jupiler Pro League.

New Standard Liege goalkeeper Victor Valdes has indicated that he bears no ill will towards Louis van Gaal, despite making just two appearances during his time at Manchester United.

Van Gaal signed Valdes, 34, in January 2015 once he was satisfied that the Spanish keeper had made a full recovery from a cruciate ligament injury that he had suffered the previous year.

However, Valdes moved to Belgium on loan late last month after being frozen out of the squad at Old Trafford when Van Gaal accused him...

 By Mark Rodden

Victor Valdes 'to give everything' at Standard Liege after Man United move

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes and Alejandro Moreno question where Victor Valdes will land next, and Moreno feels his next best move may be back to La Liga.

Victor Valdes says he wants to help Standard Liege to get back to where they belong following his move to the Belgian club from Manchester United.

Valdes, 34, will spend the rest of the season on loan at Standard after finalising his transfer last weekend.

The former Barcelona goalkeeper signed with United as a free agent in January 2015.

But he made only two appearances there and, after coming through his first training session at Standard, he is now eager to play more regularly.

"I want to give...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Defender Jelle Van Damme joins LA Galaxy from Standard Liege

Steven Gerrard joins the ESPN FC panel to discuss his upcoming first full season with Major League Soccer.
Jelle Van Damme has played for Standard Liege since 2001 but is now moving to MLS.

Defender Jelle Van Damme has completed a transfer to the LA Galaxy from Belgian side Standard Liege, the MLS club announced on Tuesday.

Van Damme, 32, has made over 200 appearances Standard Liege since joining the club in 2011.

The left-back arrives in LA as a replacement on the back-line for Omar Gonzalez, who signed with Pachuca in December. The Galaxy completed the deal using targeted allocation money.

"Jelle is an experienced, talented defender who will strengthen our back line," said LA...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Manchester United's Victor Valdes agrees loan move to Standard Liege

Louis van Gaal explains that he cannot change the fans' feelings as they booed Manchester United off the pitch.
ESPN FC's Steve Nicol explains Louis van Gaal will continue to be under scrutiny after their latest defeat to Southampton.
ESPN FC's Stewart Robson understands that big name players may not join Man United with Louis van Gaal's future in question.

Victor Valdes has agreed to join Standard Liege on loan from Manchester United until the end of 2015-16 season, subject to a medical.

The 33-year-old goalkeeper had been denied a squad number at Old Trafford this season or the opportunity to train with the first team, and appeared to say goodbye to United fans via Twitter earlier this week.

 By Mark Rodden

LA Galaxy close to signing Jelle Van Damme from Standard Liege

ESPN FC's Brian McBride reacts to news that the LA Galaxy have signed forward Mike Magee.

Standard Liege manager Yannick Ferrera has confirmed that club captain Jelle Van Damme is on the verge of sealing a move to LA Galaxy.

Van Damme, 32, was left out of Standard's squad for their 2-0 win at Lokeren on Sunday and later said goodbye to the Belgian club's fans via Instagram.

It had been unclear whether Van Damme would leave after sources told ESPN FC that former England international Ashley Cole is set to join the Galaxy on a non-Designated Player deal

But the combative left-back's...