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Five key thoughts following Manchester United 0-1 West Brom – Three straight defeats sees top four race resume

Manchester United suffered a third straight Premier League defeat after a 1-0 loss against a resilient West Bromwich Albion side at Old Trafford. The sluggish Red Devils were restricted to long range efforts for the majority of the game as the Baggies chose to sit deep and allow United to pass the ball in front [...]

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Five key thoughts following Manchester United 1-2 Arsenal as Welbeck returns to haunt his old club

Manchester United were knocked out of the FA Cup after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal at Old Trafford. Former Red Devils striker Danny Welbeck scored the winner after a Wayne Rooney header had quickly cancelled out a Nacho Monreal opener. In an entertaining but ultimately disappointing evening, Angel Di Maria also saw [...]

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VIDEO: Van Persie beats Valencia at table football

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Five key thoughts following United 3-1 Leicester City

Manchester United exacted revenge on bottom of the table Leicester City with a comfortable 3-1 victory at Old Trafford.  The Foxes, who had beaten United 5-3 in the reverse fixture, were on the receiving end of a flurry of first half goals. Robin Van Persie opened the scoring before Radamel Falcao bundled in a second [...]

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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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