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Man United keeper set to join Standard Liege on loan

Victor Valdes is on his way. Credit: PA

Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes is to join Belgian side Standard Liege on loan for the rest of the season.

The Spaniard has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford after allegedly refusing to play in an Under-21 game.

Valdes made just two appearances for United since joining on a free.


Preston snap up Man United youngster

Liam Grimshaw did not progress to the Manchester United first team. Credit: PA

Championship side Preston North End have snapped up youngster Liam Grimshaw from Manchester United.

Grimshaw, who has spent time on loan at Motherwell this season, can play in defence or midfield.

If you look back over the last few years there have been people like Danny Welbeck who have come here and of course David Beckham when he was younger.

There have been a lot of other permanent signings from Manchester United as well and hopefully this is a good chance for me to come here, play and improve.

– Liam Grimshaw

De Gea committed to Man United - Schneiderlin

David De Gea has been in great form. Credit: PA

Morgan Schneiderlin insists David de Gea remains "fully committed" to Manchester United.

In form De Gea's future at United has been thrown into doubt following the news that Real Madrid will soon be hit with a transfer embargo, meaning they might want to recruit this month.

David is a very important player in our squad.

We are very happy to have him and happy that he didn't go last summer. He is fully committed to this football club.

When you have a player like this in goal, it's good for us because we know we are not going to concede many goals and he is going to make some saves.

– Morgan Schneiderlin speaking to MUTV

Man Utd boss Van Gaal boosted by win at Anfield

Louis van Gaal celebrates victory at Anfield with assistant Ryan Giggs. Credit: PA

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes the 1-0 win at arch-rivals Liverpool can re-ignite their Premier League title challenge.

Wayne Rooney's 78th-minute strike - the visitors' only shot on target at Anfield - settled a game low on quality and chances.

It left United within seven points of leaders Arsenal and Van Gaal has not ruled out a late charge for the summit.

"We have a lot of matches still to go," said the Dutchman.

"We started 2016 very good with a lot of wins and I think this game will give a big boost to the players and the fans, and everyone in the environment of Manchester United.

"We have to continue, which is not so easy. We have seen that today but we can do it because we show every week we can do it."

Asked whether it was his best day of the season, Van Gaal added: "No, I don't think so. You have to see it always in perspective.

"It is a fantastic win for the fans, for me and the players and it will give us a boost, and maybe in that perspective you are right."

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