Manchester United Football Club will be without Antonio Valencia for their Champions League opener against Young Boys.
The news comes straight from the horse’s mouth, with the Manchester Evening News citing Jose Mourinho, who told the media that the man from Ecuador will be missing due to the state of the pitch.
Our make-shift right-back apparently has a knee problem, which I guess, at age 33, becomes extremely likely given how much pressure you put on your legs; particularly as a right-back who bombs up and down the field all game.
Valencia has been excellent since making the move to defence. He has all the attributes to be a successful full-back. We need him for the bread and butter of the Premier League and it certainly seems wise to give him the trip off.
However, it does present an opportunity. All the indications suggest that Diogo Dalot will get his first start at United, and what a chance it is for a young man who is immensely talented.
Us fans cannot wait to see him in action for the first time, and this will be a nice little away test for him. With two U23s games under his belt this season, Dalot’s time is now…