Manchester United are looking in a rich vein of form at the moment, with Jose Mourinho’s men putting in a masterclass against Chelsea at the weekend. The Red Devils played their opponents off the park and more than deserved the three points.
One constant for us this season has been our stern defence, with Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo integral parts of the team. However, today we’re talking about the third member of that defence; Antonio Valencia, who has been simply stunning all season.
Now a former Manchester United man-turned-pundit Ryan Giggs has had his say on the situation, and he clearly agrees. The Welsh Wizard has made a bold statement in saying that Antonio is having his ‘best ever season at Old Trafford’ and he’s really dominating that right-hand side.
“He is having his best ever season at Old Trafford at right-back. I have always rated Antonio as a top player but he looks better than ever now and dominates that right side,” Giggs said when naming his Premier League best XI this season, in the Daily Telegraph.
He has been truly outstanding to watch. Valencia’s just a tank who doesn’t stop running for 90 minutes. The way he buccaneers up and down his side of the field is just amazing, and more often than not he does it with a real purpose.
In terms of the best right-back in the league this campaign, it’s definitely fair to say the Ecuadorian is right up there out on his own. He really deserves an awful lot of credit because let’s not forget, it wasn’t that long ago when he was a right-winger.