Manchester United Extend Antonio Valencia’s Stay For Another Year

Must Read

Imo Verdict: Anambra PDP Gives S’Court 7 Days To Reverse Judgement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra state on Sunday asked the Supreme Court to reverse its judgement on...

Bauchi Politicians Hold Prayer Session Ahead Of S’Court Judgement

Some politicians in Bauchi state ahead of the supreme court judgement of Monday are said to have begun prayer...

YCee Laments As Liverpool Score Against Manchester United

Popular Nigerian singer YCee otherwise known as 'Omo Alhaji' has lamented as Manchester United fall behind to an early...

APC May Collapse When Buhari Leaves Office: Fayemi

  Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) may collapse when President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure...

I Never Said I Will Probe My Predecessors: Governor Uzodinma

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has debunked rumours making rounds in the state that he planned to probe his...

Manchester United have extended right-back Antonio Valencia’s contract by a year, according to Manchester Evening News.

Antonio Valencia

The Ecuador international has impressed this season, making the right-back spot his own under Jose Mourinho. The 31-year-old last signed a new deal with the club back in 2014 before Louis van Gaal began his spell at the club.

His contract was due to expire in the summer but United have triggered an option in Valencia’s contract which will see him remain at Old Trafford for another year. This latest extension comes after United decided to keep Marouane Fellaini at the club for another season.

Jose Mourinho has favoured Valencia over specialist right-back Matteo Darmian, who has had to settle for a place on the other side of United’s defence.

The Portuguese had previously claimed he tried to sign Valencia during his time at Real Madrid.

Jose Mourinho Says Chelsea Will Win the Premier League. Image: Getty.

“I tried to sign Antonio a number of years ago, when I was at Madrid.”

“Even though he was not playing right-back at the time, I thought he could be phenomenal in that position. As it was, United told me ‘no chance!’

“I am not surprised by his form this season. He has been clean of injuries, save for an operation on his arm which did not keep him out for long, and I have also been able to keep him fresh by resting him in certain Europa League games.

“I think he is the right-back to give us the maximum we can in terms of our attacking football.”

Source: Ninetyminutessport

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -