CET “I knew I was going to hurt my knee. Everything was going too well for me and I knew I was going to hurt it,” he said. However, Valdes showed his character to come back from the injury. “I was close to retiring,” he said, “But I have three children.” Upd. at 16:15 Valdes made a 360 degree turn against Celta Vigo in March, which injured his knee. Victor Valdes has reconnected with football in Manchester. He spoke to El Pais, where he reviewed his journey through the desert, back from injury, which fortunately finished with a happy ending – signing for Manchester United. “I knew from the beginning it was broken. When I tried to support the leg I heard a crunch in the knee and I knew it was broken.” 02/02/2015 Sport EN He now works with David De Gea, the current Man United No 1. “David is the best goalkeeper in the world right now, in terms of pure performance,” he said.