Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke is convinced Victor Valdes is the man to become the number one goalkeeper at Old Trafford if David De Gea leaves for Los Blancos.
The Spain international, De Gea, has been heavily linked with a move to the Bernabeu after impressive displays over the years for the Red Devils, and might be heading to the Spanish capital this summer.
However, Yorke feels United don't need to shop for another goalkeeper as they have former Barcelona keeper Valdes - who joined the Reds on a free transfer in January.
“Victor Valdes probably thinks he would have a good opportunity," the former Villa and United striker told Sky Sports News HQ.
“He’s got a wealth of experience and has won everything in the game. He will probably be a suitable candidate and fill that gap.”
He added: “The likes of Petr Cech could have been a candidate to replace De Gea.
“But the fact that De Gea still remains at Manchester United shows a deal has not been done.”
Yorke also said Van Gaal would need to strengthen his midfield and defence as they fell short in those areas last term.
He added: “We have struggled defensively all season.
“Going forward we had Angel De Maria, Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie, Falcao - but they haven’t been able to deliver the devastating blow we know they are capable of doing.
“That may be a point where he may need to make some changes with another forward player.
“And when Michael Carrick is not playing we see how thin Manchester United look - Van Gaal needs to look at a holding midfielder."