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37 Comments

  1. theboogeyman says:

    Class act, and is going to get better.

  2. Fred says:

    It ain’t over yet, mate.

  3. GoatinaUnitedShirt says:

    Valencia in my eyes has exceeded all expectations. I watched him admittedly only a few time whilst playing for Wigan, its not a team one volunteers to watch, and i thought he along with Palacious were their better players. But the step up was to Unite couldn’t have turned out better, really pleased for him and I particularly like the way he holds on to a ball and physically is a match for most if not all he goes up against, better than the diving of seasons past.

    Gary Neville I have a plea for you – it going to hurt but i want you to do it for the good of the team. Come out in the press tommorrow morning and say that if Liverpool beat Chelsea then you’ll turn up at there ground next season before a kick off and don a Liverpool shirt in the centre circle. That is all the motivation the Liverpool fans and players need to perform tommorrow. I realise it blows chunks but the reward is worth it. 19.

  4. Fred says:

    His old club will have a big say in the destination of the title. Am I the only one who can see them upsetting Chelsea on the final day? Have faith in Charlie N’Zogbia and Hugo Rodallega. I’ve got a feeling…

  5. JTrappe says:

    Great first season for Antonio, looks almost shy with his celebrations

    Fair play to the lad

  6. Macheda IS GOD says:

    theres a hidden valencia-rooney partnership there..

  7. Macheda IS GOD says:

    Fred
    I’d turn gay just for you if your right.

  8. redscot says:

    Fucking fantastic montage who needs anything from Columbia we have our special drug from Ecuador.
    And can this lad deliver a ball, just a brilliant little glimpse of him, just gets the hair on the back of yer neck rise. Antonio…….Star*

  9. willierednut says:

    Fred – There good going forward, but piss poor at the back.

  10. Fred says:

    Well they gave Chelsea a deserved tonking at the DW Stadium, so who knows…

  11. NotoriousRedDevil says:

    He will get better just needs to use the left foot a lot more and improve his shooting and will go down as a United great. There were many skeptics when we signed him. I refused to comment because I never watched wigan play but he has shone in a red shirt.

  12. Viva Ronaldo says:

    we defo need to get a chant going for Antonio any ideas………

  13. Fred says:

    Viva Tonio
    Viva Tonio
    Running down the wing
    Hear United sing
    Viva Tonio

    To the tune of… erm…

  14. GoatinaUnitedShirt says:

    Decemberist – o valencia could be a decent song to fck about with Viva Ronaldo

  15. Callum says:

    Wigan have been mental this season and they’re gonna sign off with a bang, one way or another. I’ve got two bets on – one on a wigan victory, and another on a Chelsea 7-1 win

  16. Xyth says:

    He probably did better that many of expected in his first season at united, but I still cannot understand how he failed to score at Blackburn when one on one with their keeper.

  17. sprite says:

    No one’s celebrating more than Owen, haha..

  18. NotoriousRedDevil says:

    @ Xyth – Neither can I. Lets not hold it against him, I’m sure he got the hairdryer treatment for that.

  19. mhihrh says:

    Watching the fiorentina milan game. Ljajic came on some time back. looks a good prospect. quick feet and has got a few tricks up his sleeve. Too early to judge him but he could become a decent player

  20. Zelh says:

    Imo he scored one of the most beautiful goals this season against Wolves.
    He will be way better next season.
    Great crosses.

  21. Costas says:

    Antonio has done very well in his first season. I just wish he scored a few after the turn of the year.

  22. bchilds says:

    Good first season, hope the lad doesn’t suffer from second season syndrome.

  23. rooney the new king says:

    he could do better by adding more veriaty to his game to keep fullbacks and defenders guessing. and the one area I would love to see him improve is being abe to play on the left because I would rather see nani play wide right because nani is deadly on the right, we saw him at his genius best against arsenal in jan 2008 when he ripped arsenal to pieces.

    lets say with valencia he has had a better season this season than ronaldo did last year, and that in my book I give valancia a 8.5 out of 10 for his first season.

  24. Giggsy's right foot says:

    Has anyone got the name of that song? It’s so good……

  25. Drew Vader says:

    Giggsy’s foot — Its by MGMT and its called Kids. And yes, its fucking awesome.

    Also check out their other hits Time to Pretend and Electric Feel

  26. Drew Vader says:

    This version here is kinda weird though. The original is better.

  27. Elisha says:

    Valencia has proven himself that he’s worth wearing RED. I would agree with rooney the new king, if Valencia can play both wings, it would be a great advantage for United.

    I’ve seen him using his left foot these days, that’s an indication of warning to the other teams. A sneak preview of his left foot that he’ll totally utilize next season.

  28. Giggsy's right foot says:

    Thanks drew, that’s a fantastic band, never knew what they were called

  29. Wazzatov says:

    Cracking player he’s been, no non-sense and plays to his strengths and he’s only 24. Can only get better and that is a mouth watering prospect. Well done Valencia and hope get even better :)

  30. United for Life says:

    Antonio has been freakin awesome this season….every time he gets the ball he creates something out of it something Ronaldo did when he got 42 goals for us….i think we r in quite a good position now with both nani and valencia in good form and confidence as far as wingers go….all valencia needs to do more is to cut inside more often to get into scoring positions more often …den i can see him scoring 12 to 15 goals for us per season…anyways i think 1st half performance from valencia and nani against bayern was awesome and it made ribery and robben look like amateurs till the rafael sending off…i think these two could become the most feared wingers in the world playing together

  31. Joel says:

    He was sensational against Wigan at OT and will still get better. Cracking goal against Wolves as well

  32. KR says:

    Class player but that miss at Blackburn cannot be excused, he could of done anything and with his pace could have rounded robinson with ease.

    Had that gone in fellas we wouldn’t be sitting here talking about Liverpool please do us a favour in about 5 hours or so.

  33. Gotta hate tiny tears says:

    Emilys player of the season

  34. Mikael says:

    The one thing I miss in Valenica (besides his missing left foot) is that he doesn’t seem to be as passionate as alot of the other players when he scores etc… I’d like him to go mental after a goal hehe ;o)

    But he’s a great right winger and a usefull member of the squad.

  35. stretfordend ryda says:

    this guys proved me wrong! thought he would come good but after a good few years not straight away! he’s been fantastic all thoughs givin him grief over being in the pfa team of the year WATCH THIS VIDEO!!!! stil missing from that vid were the vollyed assist against west ham and his two assists vs zee typical germans

  36. AlphaRS says:

    I think when Valencia played his first few games for United he seemed alittle over awed. He didn’t seem to wanna take defenders on as he had done at Wigan but after that he has matured in to a very good winger. If he can add a few more goals to his game then he will become even better. Well done Tony V!

  37. Choo says:

    the last goal was definitely the best.

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