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Valencia: I Humbly Accept Historic Shirt

Antonio Valencia has given his reaction to being given the #7 shirt for next season, following on in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo, Eric Cantona and George Best.

“I take the shirt with pride, but also with humility,” said Valencia. “The number 7 is very special. In recent years, few players have worn it. When I received the call [to wear #7] I did not hesitate to say yes, I wanted the shirt. I just want to keep playing and keep giving joy to the people of Ecuador and Manchester.”

He also tweeted: “I humbly accept the historic #7. Will do my best. Thanks to God, my family, ManUtd and all the fans for believing in me!”


 

567 Comments

  1. Zino says:

    Prasan, what goes on in your head is anyone’s guess. How do you come up with these ‘pieces’ of yours???!!!! Brilliant!!

  2. Sandeep1878 says:

    on this young players debate,

    as i recall, we have signed 3 to 4 under 19 players since Jan this year..

    Its not that we are not bothered about the young players, but agree that we should try to keep them..

    but there is a real intent with signings of Andreas, Nick, Sean etc..

    The reasons for Pogba and Ravel leaving are non football IMO..

    and it looks like we have given up on Zeki,

    that’s what i feel..

    nothing to worry, we are bringing in young players just like i mentioned above..

    Manchester United moves on and always!!

  3. Utd4life says:

    Money, Agents, impatience, lack of playing time- any or all of these factors may be responsible for causing Pogba and Fryers to leave us. It is unfortunate and sad that some of our brightest prospects are leaving the club but there are youngsters who will step up and occupy their places so I am not that worried.
    However, the club should finalize a player’s contract before he enters into his final year. The club should not be foolish and naive to think that every player will blindly sign a new contract just because he plays for SAF and the biggest club in the world. Not everyone is like Scholes, Giggs, Fletcher or Valencia. In a lot of ways, the club is misusing a player’s loyalty towards the club by assuming that a player will sign a new contract without blinking an eye and so they let it run till their final year. Some genuinely want to play for Utd while some don’t. It is high time the club reviews it’s contract policy.

  4. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    Jeet, LOL! A lot of people might say that. But not me.There’s always going to be a difference between the Reds and the rest. I wouldn’t expect players like Cole, Tunnicliffe, Keane brothers etc. to create a huge fuss over their contracts. Now, if someone like Welbeck put up some demands, I’ve got no problem with that. He’s played and scored some nice goals for the first team and he can be aggressive with his contract negotiations, and he most probably deserves it as well. But a youngster has no right to think that he’s entitled to a certain figure from the club. It is the same in all walks of life. Once you’re a proven performer in your firm, then you say to your boss, “Look, this is what I’ve achieved this year and I deserve this figure.” But would you even think about asking that to your boss when you’re new at a firm and haven’t achieved anything. Therein lies the difference for me.

  5. prasan_UTDfan4life says:

    @ Zino

    Thank you my friend. It’s not that difficult my friend. You only need to take inspiration from absolute top class posters we have on here. You are only as good as your company. Hope, everyone gets entertained, that’s the only motive mate!

    Talking of my head, a ‘head’ from Nigella would be welcome I guess! :P

  6. prasan_UTDfan4life says:

    July 6, 2012 at 11:01
    Balaji Sivaraman says:
    Jeet, LOL! A lot of people might say that. But not me.There’s always going to be a difference between the Redheads and the rest. I wouldn’t expect chicks like Cheryl Cole, Meg Ryan, lezbo sisters etc. to create a huge fuss over their ‘contact regions’. Now, if someone like Sharapova put up some skirts, I’ve got no problem with that. She’s played and shown some nice holes on the tennis ground and she can be aggressive with her ‘contact’ positions, and she most probably deserves it as well. But a young chick has no right to think that she’s entitled to a certain ‘figure’ like the Kournikova club. It is the same in all walks of life. Once you’re a “proven performer” and have “firm” balls, then you say to your hot boss, “Look, this is what I’ve achieved this year and I deserve this ‘figure’.” But would you even think about asking that to your boss when you’re a new chick at a firm and haven’t achieved anything. Therein lies the difference for me.

    Oh, I love the quotes and add-ons! :D

  7. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    Prasan, You fucker! I am at a workplace and you’re making me all horny. Fuck you man! Stop doing this. :lol:

  8. Utd4life says:

    Balaji. Very well said mate. If someone like leaves (touchwood, I hope that never says) over contract issues then I wouldn’t be too angry because the lad has proven himself and deserves a nice, healthy contract. You can only demand something when you have achieved something. And if lads like Pogba, Morrison and Fryers feel that they have arrived by making a couple of appearances for the first team then they are mistaken. Anyways, like you said, lads like Cole, Lingard, Tunni, the Keane brothers should not cause the club any such problems. I am hoping they don’t.

  9. Utd4life says:

    *if someone like Welbeck leaves. Sheesh!!!

  10. prasan_UTDfan4life says:

    July 6, 2012 at 11:17
    Balaji Sivaraman says:
    Sharapova, you hot chick! I am at the workplace bathroom and you’re making me all horny. Fuck you chick! Stop hiding your ‘tits’.

    Hahaha..even I am working mate but not feeling like working so just trying to “work” you folk up with my “work”! Hell, the weekend fever is upon me! :P

  11. Sandeep1878 says:

    Prasan,

    you fucking genius :)

    Balaji,

    you fucking horny nut ;)

  12. prasan_UTDfan4life says:

    @ Sandeep

    To quote the Lord, You freaking thumb sucka! :P

  13. Sandeep1878 says:

    4 minute video of De Gea..

    For his age, you cant expect more from this lad,

    no question in my mind what so ever, simply world class and gonna be better and better..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euDlYDk2duQ&feature=related

  14. Sandeep1878 says:

    This one is his top 30 saves collection..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW3X4JPm-yc&feature=related

  15. WillieRedNut says:

    The fruit loops back. Yes my friend. Of course my friend. Too nice! :)

  16. prasan_UTDfan4life says:

    @ Willie

    Hahaha..I am really nice to people generally my friend. And, I don’t like messing about with someone else’s posts you see! :lol:

  17. Fibes says:

    I personally rate Fryers as quite a bit better than ‘average’. Class both in the reserves and his limited first team experience last term. For me was MOM in the Leeds game, absolutely solid.

    Think it would be a mistake for the lad to leave, and a mistake for us to lose him.

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