Antonio Valencia is making a claim for the right-back position


The 31 year old Ecuadorian player of Manchester United, Antonio Valencia has recently been on a sublime form as he wants to re-claim his spot in the right-back spot of the Premier League club.

Antonio Valencia played the entirety of Manchester United’s opening match of the season which was against Bournemouth and he did not disappoint in any way as he was one of the more active and threatening players in the team of Jose Mourinho during the 1rst half, he started losing his influence in the match in the 2nd half but nonetheless, Valencia made a very impressive performance, just how he has been doing in the past few weeks of pre-season.


Antonio Valencia ready to face City


Manchester United midfielder Antonio Valencia has stated that the team is ready to face Manchester City in the preseason game.

Indeed, both Manchester clubs will be opposed in the International Champions Cup which will be held in Beijing China. The tournament will serve as a preseason preparation game.

Antonio Valencia just joined Manchester United after a busy period at the Copa America. The player has been representing his country Ecuador at the Copa America Centenario in the United States during the summer. The team was eliminated in the quarter-finals by the United States team.


West Ham interested in signing Lyon’s Rafael da Silva


The Premier League outfit West Ham United is reportedly interested in securing the services of the Brazilian player Rafael da Silva who is currently performing with Lyon in the French league, Ligue 1.

Rafael da Silva is a regular starter in Lyon and it’s fairly unlikely to believe that he is thinking about leaving the club that he joined back on August of 2015 and where the Brazilian performer has actually managed to make an impact.


Antonio Valencia post passionate picture on Instagram


Antonio Valencia has posted a picture on Instagram to demonstrate how much the FA Cup semi-final win is important for Manchester United.

The player who made a substitute appearance in the 62nd minute was clearly pleased with the victory.

Since Ferguson retirement, Manchester United have forgotten have to win important matches, and this win is a reminder to the players and also the fans how it is to win great games. Although they would have wanted to be competing for the Premier League, the fans and the players will take whatever comes their way at the moment, and they will have their attention set on the final now.


Louis van Gaal confident on Antonio Valencia to get back in Team


Louis van Gaal has confirmed that winger Antonio Valencia could be back in action this weekend.

The former Wigan Athletic player has been a huge miss for Manchester United this season. He has not played for the club since October. His last appearance for the club was in the draw at Manchester City. There is a chance that he could be back in the first-team reckoning before the next Manchester derby of the season according to the Dutchman. In his absence, Van Gaal has not had much options in this position. This is because Valencia not only offered the ability to play as a right-winger, but also has a right full-back due to his exceptional energy.


Juan Mata has admitted that he was extremely frustrated


Former Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata has admitted that he was extremely frustrated last season to watch the Champions League season from the sidelines.

United could not make it into the top four – and subsequently the group stages of the Champions League – for the 2014-15 season. Juan Mata had joined United just six months prior to the season. However, he was not able to make much of an impact to the team’s fortunes in terms of qualifying for the European competition. United have reached the top four last season, but this will not be sufficient to guarantee them a place in the group stages


Antonio Valencia’s position as the right back at Manchester United has come under threat


Antonio Valencia’s position as the right back at Manchester United has come under threat following the signing of Matteo Darmian from Italy.

The £ 13 million signing is expected to be the default choice at right back. He has already dislodged Valencia from a starting spot. The Ecuadorian winger has been restricted to just 22 minutes of Premier League action at the start of the campaign. This has been followed by praise for the new defender by manager Louis van Gaal. Valencia could start considering his future if the situation does not improve before January.


Ecuador have suffered a disappointment with the injury


Ecuador have suffered a disappointment with the injury news surrounding winger Antonio Valencia.

The Manchester United man is an important player for the national team, but he will miss the upcoming Copa America due to a recurring injury problem in his ankle. The winger underwent ankle surgery back in 2010, but it is understood that the plates and screws used during that period is causing the players some trouble. Hence, he is looking to use this summer as an opportunity to rectify this issue. It would allow him enough recuperating time to be back in contention for a first-team spot in the United squad.


Manchester United have managed six successive victories


Manchester United have managed six successive victories in the league since suffering the shock defeat against Swansea towards the end of February.

This amazing run of form has propelled them into the top three of the Premier League. Confidence has been a major factor behind such improved results, while United are also playing much better football than they did in the first half of the campaign. At times during this run, United have looked like reaching their old self in terms of style of play and the ability to destroy the opposition. Much of this has been down to the confidence gained under Louis Van Gaal according to winger Antonio Valencia.


Antonio Valencia lost place from Team


Antonio Valencia’s reckless play versus the Gunners last evening cost his team a place in the Round of 4 of FA Cup.

Valencia’s mistake was the reason why Arsenal managed to score both the goals.

Valencia was in the Manchester United’s line up as a holding playmaker and a lot better was expected from him at that position.

He did not seem to be at it at any point of time and was absolutely put to sword by the analysts later on for his performance.

None of the criticism was invalid. Valencia deserved every bit of what he got.

The Ecuador International has turned out to be an extremely frustrating prospect for United over the recent past. His energy level has been questioned before as well.


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