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Valencia: Young Will Help Us

Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia does not the fear the arrival of Ashley Young, who will certainly provide him with competition for his place in the team.

The £16m winger, who joined us from Aston Villa, is only beaten by Cesc Fabregas on assists since 2007-2008, which puts the pressure on Valencia to keep his place.

However, Valencia believes that every player will get their opportunity to impress next season, and with two years on his current deal, isn’t worried about the future.

“I heard about this on the news – I do not fear his arrival,” he said. “The season is long, and under Alex Ferguson everyone will get their chance in United’s key matches. Ashley is a good footballer and I believe that he will help us towards even more success next season. As for myself, I have two seasons left at United and I am convinced I will fulfil those. And maybe a few more years, too.”

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  1. King Eric says:

    Fuck me what is with this obsession for Pastore and Neymar? Have folk even seen them play. Some silly cunt called Lou Macari last night and said we MUST get Pastore or Neymar. Lou asked them how many times they had seen them play. Once. Fucking once. No more fucking Argies for me. As for Neymar he looks a fucking knob with that hairdo. Also as I said yesterday I dont appreciate the little bastard kicking a player when he was down injured. No let the Rentboys get players like this. To be honest I am really pleased we are bolstering the squad with British players. Can never have enough in my opinion.

  2. King Eric says:

    wiuru – Hansen is a fucking nomark cunt mate. I have read his article about rebuilding, What is laughable is he repeatedly says if Fergie had managed ANY of the top 5 teams last year that team would have won the league. Err dont think so Alan. Do the other teams have an Edwin? A Berba or Rooney or Hernandez? Nani? Rio and Vida? No do they fuck. Jog on you scouse bastard.

  3. bruce thomas says:

    @ King Eric

    You are absolutely right on all counts.

  4. King Eric says:

    Thank you Bruce. Cheers mate.

  5. CedarsDevil says:

    King Eric

    Well said mate, I am our Lou stuck it back in the cunt’s face

  6. King Eric says:

    Thank you Cedars. Glad you are feeling better sir.

  7. Denise Williams says:

    Has anyone heard the Scousers sniping about the Young signing? Honestly the jealousy is painful to listen to. Young is a far better signing than Jordan Henderson yet to hear them crowing you’d have thought they had just signed Lionel Messi. I really do wonder about the Scouser’s sanity sometimes.

  8. CedarsDevil says:

    King Eric – Cheers buddy

  9. xol says:

    @King Eric
    You’re absolutely right on all cunts as well.

  10. CedarsDevil says:

    xol – :-) I agree

  11. CedarsDevil says:


    Hope all is well buddy…. You are not posting here often, I for one miss your posts

  12. indiandevil says:

    Young is a fine fine player, improves the squad immensely. Now getting Young, Nani and Valencia in the same x1 might be something different, wil it wrk, wrnt it? Still we are stronger than last campaign all we need is now “that” signing in the CM department. Lets not worry after all its not even July yet! :)

    here’s a piece you guys must read:

  13. Raizzen says:

    SAF was definitely spooked by the horror of playing with just one regular winger last season. On one hand it gives Nani his chance to shine and he did. On the other hand our play became too predictable if the opponent has got Nani on a leash.

  14. xol says:

    All is well mate. Busy catching up. Enjoyed your updates and scoops from the hosptal bed. Thanks for keeping things sane during during the season of the tabloid.

  15. Notey90 says:

    wot a great link. @indiandevil.

  16. A Villa Fan says:

    I’m gutted about Ash leaving us. But, he has gone to the best team in the country so I’m happy for him. Hopefully he will now progress and become a great player which will be good for the England team.

    How about sending Nani our way ? :)

  17. StatesideAussie says:

    Funny how people are still hung up on the idea of every squad having a “first 11″ pecking order, so if another potential “first-teamer” joins the club, that must spell doom for the one of the incumbents. You’d think that United fans would know better lol. But some apparently don’t. But it really is all about rotation, and versatility. About improving the overall standard of the squad — no matter which 11 SAF chooses for any particular match.

    Willie … is that the consensus, then, that Jones will play as a DM?

  18. voskiemaz says:

    let nani and young wil b a good pair in d wings. Park should play behind the attacker

  19. kel says:

    I think Nani plays well in the middle where he can go anywhere. Remember his goal when he dribbles through the middle past 3-4 players? I hope he does not leave.

  20. willierednut says:

    StatesideAussie – Hello mate? Yeah, I see Jones as Hargreaves long term replacement. Not right away, but that’s were I think he’ll end up.

  21. smartalex says:

    Yorke admits the transformation from main man at Bodymoor Heath to new boy among a group of proven superstars at Carrington can be a daunting experience.
    “I can understand why Ashley Young has gone there, definitely, but he must realise that there will be high expectations on him like nothing he has ever known before.”

  22. TheRedsOfManchester says:

    @willierednut: Agreed i think sir alex buy jones as a DM rather than a defender. So he will be a DM while being a back up defender. I don’t think sir alex will buy any CM this season. De Gea deal done and i believe it’s over. I think he will go with a 4-2-3-1 formation next season. GK and Defender is pre-selected by itself so the 2 midfielder will anderson jones or fletcher carrick with pogba being brought to the first team. The 3 players behind the striker(must be chico) will be young – rooney – nani/valencia. Those 3 will play a inter-exchanging roles i believe. I think we are good for the season unless Sir Alex found a midfield gem who i believe is gotze of dortmund we are good to go. Cheers to united!

  23. evershine says:

    Everybody trying to identify with success, too much thinking, too much planning but who is actually getting it right and who is actually getting it wrong. Creative midfield or not united fans should be sure that come next season we’ll be strong like usual.


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