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 happy where I live and I enjoy being in Manchester every day.”

Given how quickly so many players are to stab their club in the back or hold them to ransom over more money, it is refreshing to see such a great attitude from Valencia.

Unfortunately, he has had a poor season for the club but something remarkable happened last night. No, I’m not talking about us winning our 20th title, but Valencia actually looked like a proper winger again! He was taking players on and putting in good crosses, which is something we had started to see again against West Ham.

Following suggesting that he may leave the club this summer, Valencia, who signed for the club when he was 23-years-old, has claimed he wants to see out his career at United.

“Neither the club or the coach have said anything about that, I think it was a rumour that came about in Ecuador more than anywhere else,” he told Radio La Deportiva. “Manchester is my home, I would like to stay here for a lot longer and retire here before going back to Ecuador.”

Valencia now has two Premier League title to wins to his name and is grateful to the manager for the confidence he has given him.

“I am very happy, this is my second championship here,” he said. “I have the confidence that the coach has given me and when you go into a match with the confidence of the team, it gives you extra motivation.”




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