With Nani set to miss our next three games, Manchester United fans can breathe a sight of relief when they hear the confidence that Antonio Valencia has in his fitness, after being ruled out since September through injury.

“In the last few weeks, United have not wanted to risk me – but I’ll be ready to play if the coach wants me,” he said. “Now my dream is to repeat the form I was in last season, to play in the FA Cup final at Wembley and also the Champions League final. That will compensate for my injury.”