Former Manchester United full-back, Denis Irwin, has claimed that Antonio Valencia is a great signing for the club, thanks to the winger’s great pace and work ethic.

“He’s very direct, you can tell he’s a worker and he’s got great pace,” said Irwin. “He’s a good player and he gives us more options up front. I was very impressed with him in the two games I saw him play last season, especially at Old Trafford. I think he’ll be a great signing for us.”