Victor Valdes, the former Boro shot-stopper has revealed Alan Fettis helped save his career following fallout with Louis van Gaal, the ex-Red Devils. The goalkeeper is set to join the backroom of Chris Wilder after agreeing to a deal to leave Manchester United earlier this summer.
Alan Fettis is going to take up a primary role in the coaching make-up of Wilder after the departure of Ian Bennet towards the end of the season. The former coach of Man United has been at the club for more than a decade after he had been appointed back in 2011 by Sir Alex Ferguson.
At that time, he tutored the likes of Sam Johnstone, David De Gea, Edwin Van der Saar, and Valdes, the former Boro keeper. It was during that stint at Manchester United that Valdes credits the Northern Ireland player for saving his career.
The winner of the Champions League had been banished to the Under-23 team after fallout in 2015 after Van Gaal. Victor Valdes thanked him in a public way to Alan Fettis, the U-21 coach.
He also said that without him he might have just given up football. Valdes said that he made him keep going and stopped him when he was thinking about bringing his career to an end.
Victor Valdes had been signed in January 2014 by Manchester United on a free transfer after he had been released from Barcelona. He agreed to pay a part of his Manchester United salary and moved to Old Trafford on an 18-month contract. He brought a 7-people carrier when he arrived in Manchester and had been afforded enough free time for exploring National Trust retreats with his wife and three children. He has been a significant player for Old Trafford.