Manchester United’s fortunes have dramatically improved under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Red Devils are playing the way United should and all the credit rightfully is heading in the direction of the Baby Faced Assassin.
There’s a willingness from the players to give their best under Solskjaer. That wasn’t the case under the previous regime. The likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and many others are flourishing; although it’s not working out for everyone.
Antonio Valencia has found playing time hard to come by. Injuries haven’t helped his case either, and now he’s rapidly fallen to the bottom of the pecking order.
Now, in a press conference, Solskjaer has admitted that Valencia may well leave the club as he’s ‘not sure’ as to whether the player and club will agree upon terms.
“He’s still not 100% fit, still working to get back fit and he’s had a fantastic career here at Manchester United and England,” Solskjaer told reporters, including Goal.com.
“He is one of the Premier League winners left in the dressing room but I’m not sure if Manchester United and Antonio will agree on the next year so it depends if he gets back on the pitch in the next few months but he’s the captain, great servant to the club so hopefully I can get him on the pitch and show what he can do.”
While it would be sad to see Valencia leave, it does feel like the correct time. This is a man who has given his all for this club over the past decade, but his best years are certainly behind him.
Ole’s right. It would be unfair for Valencia to go out on a low. Hopefully, he can get himself back fit and at least play a handful of games before his final farewell. That’s the least he deserves after his great service.