Old Trafford winger keen to improve on performances this season.
Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia has admitted that his performances have not been up to scratch this season according to Sky Sports.
The Ecuadorean winger was named the Player of the Year at Old Trafford last season after some dazzling performances on the right-wing.
But the player has come in for criticism this year after failing to replicate those performances.
Valencia has come out and admitted his performances have not been to the standard required but has pointed to the disruption caused by injuries in his defence.
‘It’s not been quite the season I would have hoped on a personal front,’ said Valencia.
‘The injuries I’ve had have held me back a bit. I still get the odd twinge from the last injury I had to my leg and that perhaps affected my progress slightly.’
Valencia joined the Premier League leaders from Wigan in 2009 for a fee reported to be in the region of £16 million.
But the player has struggled to seal a first team berth this term following the arrivals of Shinji Kagawa and Robin Van Persie.
Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson has preferred to send his team out in a more narrow formation than the one he employed last season as he has looked to incorporate his new signings within the starting eleven.
The tactical change appears to have paid dividends with United currently enjoying a 15 point lead over city rivals Manchester City at the summit of the Premier League table.