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Antonio Valencia 2017-18 Performances

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5.8 Average rating
39 Appearances
3 Goals
1 Assist
18 Clean sheets
9 Yellow cards
  1. Jul 9, 2017
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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  2. Jul 9, 2017
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    Skills Snitch

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    Has turned into an excellent full back. Hopefully we utilise him better next season.
  3. Jul 9, 2017
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    ClaytonBlackmoorLeftPeg Full Member

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    Didn't we utilise him pretty darn well last year? Very consistant, stand out performer - unless you mean resting him at times, as he did appear to burn out near the end.
  4. Jul 9, 2017
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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    I don't think there's another fullback in the world who can single-handedly dominate a flank like our Valencia. It's telling that our right-winger is always the one who's allowed to play narrow. Valencia is the reason that's been possible.

    He's the human form of an inch perfect longball. Impossible to stop and can instantly turn defence into attack.
  5. Jul 9, 2017
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Don't exaggerate. Marcelo was dominating left flanks in the CL last season.
  6. Jul 15, 2017
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    Shuriken Banned

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    Didn't really know where else to write this so I'll borrow Tony's thread briefly, since he's also a right back: what about Varela?

    After his tattoo disagreement with Eintracht Frankfurt he actually was on United's retain list released last month.

    No news at all regarding him, and since he's not on tour with the squad, I'm guessing he's on his way out?

    Google didn't tell me too much either.
  7. Jul 16, 2017
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    Blind Full Member

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    He's one of those players in limbo, Borthwick-Jackson's another one, I assume they'll both be sold quietly.
  8. Jul 18, 2017
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    Ace of Spades Full Member

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    Quite a feat to get sent off in a friendly.
  9. Jul 18, 2017
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    -tHeGaMe- New Member

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    Wasnt worth a red :/
  10. Jul 18, 2017
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    Shimo Full Member

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    Yellow yes, no way a red and not in a friendly.
  11. Jul 18, 2017
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    11101 Full Member

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    Terrible decision by the ref as it was never a red. He took an age to give it too.
  12. Jul 18, 2017
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Being a deserved red or not, why the feck give a red card in a meaningless preseason game and prevent the player from restoring his fitness ? It's not like if he hadn't given the red anything would have happened.

    Ref was an real moron who seeks attention.
  13. Jul 18, 2017
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    TrustInJanuzaj Full Member

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    How on earth was that a red! Wouldn't have been a red in the premier league let alone a friendly
  14. Jul 18, 2017
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    Lawman Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Apparently ref asked Jose to sub him and Jose said no so ref red carded him. If this is true then both the ref and Jose are a pair of plonkers. Heard on the radio this morning.
  15. Jul 18, 2017
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    Utd heap Full Member

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    Mad bastard Valencia is :lol:
  16. Jul 18, 2017
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    RedMachine03 Poster of Articles

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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Regardless of the card being red or yellow, the ref doesn't have to card the player asap. He can always assess the damage done on the player and change his view. That was a completely unnecessary challenge by Valencia, really dumb from him.
  18. Jul 18, 2017
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    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    Indeed, and he's done it twice in his career now... clearly he just hates the idea of a "friendly" environment

    Though as others have said, it was never in a million years a red card challenge... though still a dumb thing to do in a friendly.
  19. Jul 18, 2017
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    izec Full Member

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    Never a red, terrible decision and we should move on
  20. Jul 18, 2017
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    CG1010 Full Member

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    Its weird, he is normally uber-cool in competitive matches;)
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    Ferguson Full Member

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    According to MEN no PL match suspensions nowadays for a preseason red
  22. Jul 18, 2017
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    Nick7 Full Member

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    Joke of a red card to be honest.

    That would be a monumentally stupid rule if it still existed.
  23. Jul 18, 2017
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    pascell Full Member

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    The FA have changed their stance I see, was expecting a 5 game ban from them even though we have pre season games left to play.

    Think they banned either Scholes or Rooney for getting a red in a pre season friendly? Can't remember which one
  24. Jul 18, 2017
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    Robertd0803 Full Member

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    They banned both for reds in some stupid Amsterdam Tournement.
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    Ferguson Full Member

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    Scholes and Rooney both served three match suspensions at the start of the PL for red cards in a meaningless preseason tournament in Holland.

    I'm glad they changed the rule.
  26. Jul 18, 2017
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    savais Full Member

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    If Im not mistaken...the letter of the law states that tackles from behind are a red card offence. I remember hearing about it at one of the world cups. Having said that, considering it was a friendly, a red seems harsh. To be fair to the ref...he gave Jose a chance to sub Valencia but Jose refused, which is silly as he should have realized the consequences.
  27. Jul 18, 2017
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    King.of.Red New Member

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    that red card was stupid decision. nice kick anyway.
    I'm still a bit angry about Mata injury
  28. Jul 18, 2017
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    arthurka Full Member

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    This was the bugger that fouled Mata so well in Valencia.. But never in a million years a red card offence.
  29. Jul 18, 2017
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    ChaddyP Full Member

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    Well of that's the case then I totally agree with this
  30. Jul 18, 2017
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    Vidyoyo Self-confessed coffee shop chat-up expert

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    See, I don't understand this 'it's only a friendly' business. If anything it makes even more sense to give a red card to a player who gets overly aggressive during what is 'only a friendly'. Don't think the ref had much choice myself.
  31. Jul 18, 2017
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    Hellboy Full Member

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    Should have kicked that nobody harder
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    Steven Gerrard and Neil Mellor were both sent off for Liverpool in the same tournament the previous year. Neither received a ban at the start of that season.
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    Mrs Smoker Full Member

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    Also, that's nice piece of refereeing in a friendly.
  35. Jul 18, 2017
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    So he shouldn't be, the Amsterdam tournament was in August and at the end of our preparations for that season. If he is to be suspended then it should just be for the next tour match.
  36. Jul 18, 2017
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Captain material.
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    http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.../manchester-united-valencia-red-card-13351997

  38. Jul 21, 2017
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    NoPace Full Member

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    An underrated thing about him is that he doesn't panic when pressed and can normally find a pass to keep possession or if not he can play a 1-2 and get in behind himself. We've often struggled with that (who can forget Scholes coming on in that CL final against Barca and being the only comfortable guy we have) at various spots.
  39. Jul 21, 2017
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    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    How did he play against City?
  40. Jul 27, 2017
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    Carlsen19 Full Member

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    31 years old and he hasn't even bothered to try and get remotely competent with his left foot. A bit of a joke, really.