Well, it was nice to dream. Manchester United were eventually dumped out of the Champions League last night, but it was nice to see the lads put up a fight against the best team on the planet. Patrice Evra put United 1-0 up on the night with a scorcher, before Arjen Robben tore the left-back apart.
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Antonio Valencia has been somewhat of a scapegoat for United this season, but yesterday he put in one of his best performances of the season by far. He also picked up a nasty cut just above his eye, but that hasn’t put the Ecuadorian off his much-deserved celebrations.
After giving up the much coveted #7 shirt in the summer, we’ve seen glimpses of Antonio Valencia back to his brilliant best. Sadly, we’ve also seen this slump in form continue and the 28-year old is being targeted by Galatasaray and their new boss Roberto Mancini, claim the Turkish newspaper Fanatik.
Manchester United today confirmed that Antonio Valencia has requested to give up the coveted number 7 shirt, and has been handed back his old number 25.
David Moyes’ first game at Old Trafford unfortunately wasn’t a winning one. Sevilla ran out 3-1 winners after United rested many senior players for the Community Shield against Wigan tomorrow. Young Belgian Adnan Januzaj was the standout for the Red Devils, he grabbed an assist.
Antonio Valencia has been granted compassionate leave by Manchester United, following the death of Ecuadorian teammate Christian Benitez. ‘Chucha’ died of a sudden heart failure whilst playing his first game in Qatar, and Valencia wants to return to South America to attend his funeral.
After a shaky season on United’s right wing, Antonio Valencia was in action for his country tonight. Although his side were 4-0 down at the time, this goal should hopefully give Valencia a much-needed confidence booster. It was a nice finish too!
It’s amazing what a difference a year can make. Well, almost at least. Back at Ewood park on the 2nd of April 2012, it seemed like United were heading closer to the 20th title with ‘that’ goal from Antonio Valencia, followed shortly by Ashley Young’s delicate finish after a well-worked move.
An international break in the middle of a hectic domestic schedule isn’t the best idea UEFA have ever had but it has to be said that England played really well for large portions of the game in their 2-1 victory over Brazil. Rooney scored the opening goal in the game and on the whole put in a good performance.
The season is only 3 games old and already, we are desperately waiting to see the next United game whilst we have to wait for the latest round of International matches to take place. However, until we get to see United take on Wigan on Saturday afternoon, we have been able to see an abundance of United players in action for their respected countries.