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Carrick: Valencia is a pure athlete

Michael Carrick has sung the praises of Antonio Valencia, who has done a good job of filling in at right-back during the injury crisis. Antonio is a pure athlete. He is immense. It is the work he does that doesn’t get noticed, things like carrying the ball up the pitch for 30 or 40 yards [...]

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Valencia: Vidic was a rock

Antonio Valencia has answered questions from the fans for the official site. Are you the fastest player in the United squad? I’m not sure. Wayne Rooney is quick, as is Adnan Januzaj – I think it’s between them… What has Radamel Falcao brought to United’s dressing room? Is he an inspirational figure as others have [...]

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VIDEO: Straight red card for Valencia against France

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Valencia: I’m apologised to team mates for red card

Valencia: I’m apologised to team mates for red card

During Ecuador’s 2-2 draw with England last night, Antonio Valencia was the victim of an awful late challenge by Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling, but fortunately for him, his standing leg wasn’t planted. If he hadn’t managed to jump out of the way, he could have been nursing the second bone break of his career. In response, [...]

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VIDEO: Valencia strangles Sterling

VIDEO: Valencia strangles Sterling

In England’s 2-2 draw with Ecuador this evening, Antonio Valencia was sent off for strangling Raheem Sterling after a horrible challenge from the Liverpool player. Well worth the card. Gwan Tony lad!

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Valencia – “The Amazonian Express”

Valencia – “The Amazonian Express”

On the world stage, Antonio Valencia is unarguably the most famous Ecuadorian footballer of all time. He is the only man from his country to have played in a Champions League final and the only one to have won a pair of league titles in one of Europe’s biggest leagues. His achievements are a great [...]

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Valencia: Luck changed after ditching 7 for 25

Valencia: Luck changed after ditching 7 for 25

Antonio Valencia was voted United’s best performing player in the 2011-2012 season, so it seemed like the right decision to move to the #7 shirt from #25 when Michael Owen left the club that summer. Valencia struggled for form and confidence all season and quickly reverted back to his old shirt. Since then, our right [...]

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STATS: How do our wingers compare?

STATS: How do our wingers compare?

As the Moyes regime begins to take shape, it is a time for United fans to reminisce and remember the good times. Now, we all know the title race isn’t over and a new manager needs time to settle, but the retirement of Fergie himself was the final stage of the clubs transition; one that [...]

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Zaha To Be Our Next #7?

Zaha To Be Our Next #7?

When David Beckham moved to Real Madrid and left the #7 shirt behind, a shirt he had been desperate to wear after Eric Cantona announced his retirement, Sir Alex Ferguson opted to give the legendary shirt to a spotty, skinny kid, who’d signed for £12m from Sporting Lisbon. He’d played just one season in the [...]

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Valencia gives up #7 shirt

Valencia gives up #7 shirt

Antonio Valencia is on the team sheet for today’s Community Shield against Wigan with #25 next to his name, his old shirt number, instead of the #7 he was playing in last season. This means Nick Powell will have to change his shirt number, as he took on #25 after Valencia. The shirt numbers for [...]

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United’s wingers under scrutiny

David Moyes will be weighing up the merits of the players in his newly inherited Manchester United squad, with some changes in personnel expected this summer. The Scot will surely want to bring in a player or two of his own, and there may well be some exits from Old Trafford over the course of [...]

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RoM Season Review: The midfield

RoM Season Review: The midfield

Michael Carrick It has only taken seven years for Carrick to get his own song and the praise he deserves. The players aren’t stupid though and voted him their Player of the Year. Think about this: United have never finished outside the top two with Carrick in central midfield. Paul Scholes In the summer of [...]

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Valencia: It’s Going To Be A Very Emotional Day

Valencia: It’s Going To Be A Very Emotional Day

Antonio Valencia has sung the praises of Sir Alex Ferguson, who signed him from Wigan in 2009, and claimed United need to beat Swansea today to do him justice. “I never thought this moment would arrive. It never seemed real to me that Sir Alex would actually leave,” said Valencia. “It’s going to be a [...]

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Valencia: Manchester is my home

Valencia: Manchester is my home

Last year Antonio Valencia parted company with his agent as he didn’t believe he needed one anymore. Having agreed a long term contract with the club he didn’t see the purpose of having an agent. “I do not want to move from Manchester I am very happy and so I separated from Diego (Herrera). I’m [...]

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VIDEO: Valencia and Van Persie Goals vs West Ham

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