Ecuadorian set to stay at Old Trafford.
Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia has penned a new three-year deal to stay at the club, according to the club’s official website.
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The Ecuadorian winger made his debut for the club in August 2009. Since then he has made 191 appearances, scoring 21 goals. He has won two Premier League titles and a League Cup winner’s medal.
Assistant manager Ryan Giggs highlighted the importance of keeping him tethered to the squad by saying; “I’m really pleased Antonio has signed a new contract. His contribution to the team since he joined the club in 2009 has been fantastic.
“Antonio is a very powerful player with great speed and versatility. He is very professional in his approach to training and I am delighted he has committed his future to the club.”
After a disappointing season at Old Trafford last season, the former Wigan Athletic man had been expected to be one of the star names ushered out the door this summer as incoming boss Louis Van Gaal prepares to give his newly inherited squad a major facelift in the coming weeks.
But Valencia expressed his delight at agreeing a new contract.
“My time at Manchester United has been like a dream come true. To be the first Ecuadorian player to win the English Premier League was a very proud moment for me and for my country,” he said.
“I am so happy to have signed a new deal and am looking forward to working with Louis van Gaal. There is great team spirit within the club and we are all determined to get back to winning ways.”
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