Antonio Valencia... | Will wear #25 shirt from this point onwards by request

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  1. Mar 18, 2012

    elmo Can never have too many Eevees

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    Imagine if we signed him one season earlier to play with Ronaldo, an attacking line up consisting of Nani, Ronaldo, Rooney and Valencia would be cruel to opposing defenders.
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    kietotheworld Banned

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    Nani was dogshit that season, he'd never have got a game, not with Tevez, Berbatov and Park in the side as well.
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    JayWalker Ball Spotter

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    Top player. Utter professional and so efficient.
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    Silva Sticky tip

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    The OP makes me laugh every time I read it. :lol:

    He's a world class winger for me.
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    Brwned Have you ever been in love before?

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    If he keeps improving at the rate he's going he'll be genuinely top class. Easy to forget that he is still improving because his game's so simple and right from the off he just settled in doing what he does, but he's still a couple of years off his peak so he'll be devastating in a few years. Got another 5+ years of this. :drool:
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    Ash_G Full Member

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    When he plays like this he's unstoppable. If he can keep this up he'll be a hell of a weapon.
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    Widnes Full Member

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    He is fantastic, does need to work on his left foot though often chances are wasted when he has cut in on his left & he is tryying to adjust his body or use the outside of his boot just to avoid touching the ball with his left foot.
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    elmo Can never have too many Eevees

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    Literally does the same thing over and over again every match and defenders can't do anything despite knowing all he's going to do is make them sit on their arse while watching him run by to either shoot or cross.

    And he's supposed to be coming back from injury!
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    gbgary Full Member

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    love his attitude in the line up. anyone getting anything from him has earned it. he seldom gives it away. same with raf behind him.
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    AttackingFlair Full Member

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    He has really improved, never expected him to be this good when we first got him. Class act.
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    He is the out ball.

    United are a team set up to counter. We win the ball deep and look to spring the trap. Having someone like Valencia with that pace and power to ping the ball too, relieve pressure and turn defence into attack is invaluable.
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    I was right.
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    mu77 Full Member

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    f me he was powerful. told my son he was gonna do him all day.
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    Sylar Full Member

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    We're going to be docked points for playing machines rather than humans.
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    Love having him in the side. Proper winger, beats his man and gets great balls into the box. His stats for goals and assists are fantastic this season. If he keeps fit till end of the season it will be a huge advantage for us.
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    Brwned Have you ever been in love before?

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    14 league starts, 11 assists. That's ridiculous.
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    EdWeatherall TFD

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    Definitely susceptible to dips in form, but able to make these seamless returns due to the simple nature of his game, his game is based on making the right decision and using his pace to beat his man, either inside or out

    He's happy to just pass it and keep possession for the team than always try and beat his man
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    golden_blunder mijn naam is Golden Blunder en ik hou van team LVG

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    he is the key to making 442 work, he brings so much balance to the side, love watching him
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    girish I too love women...for their shoes.

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    Has someone charged him with rape accusations yet?
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    Maciek Arrogant prick who is best ignored

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    The Neviller Banned

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    The prime example of a footballer who moves from a smaller team to a big team, and makes the step-up. He just fits in so well with us, and looks a far better player now than the one we signed. This is the genius of Ferguson, spotting something raw in a player that he can mould and improve and use to full effect. At times Valencia is unplayable, and let's be honest, how many of us thought Valencia would be THIS good when we signed him? Yes some might say they rated him, I thought he looked a decent player at Wigan, but I don't think anyone could honestly say they expected him to be this productive when he came here. He really is a beast, and we're properly blessed with the wide options we have. On any given week we could be praising one of 3 wingers for a great performance.
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    stubie Full Member

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    Outstanding today!

    Gives our team such great balance
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    All 3 of the wingers have their dips in form, but I'd say he's been out most consistent, as his work rate going back offers a bit more.

    Still they are pretty much the top 3 wingers in the league right now, Valencia and Young average a goal or assist like every 85 minutes or so with Nani(with a lot more minutes) being about 105 minutes. All better than Silva, Mata, Bale, Walcott.....only RVP(every 70 mins), Rooney(75) and Aguero(85) really compare. And probably Adebayor too.
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    Donut Full Member

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    Since he started cutting on his left he really added another dimension to his game.
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    BAMSOLA Has issues!

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    We weren't playing 4-4-2 today. We rarely ever do with or without him in the side.
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    His biggest improvement is mixing it up. Before he would always go to the by line and try and cross but now he's also coming inside, playing 1-2s and then crossing from a better position.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    I don't really think he's as predictable as people keep implying. In fact, one of the reasons he's so effective is because he mixes up his final ball so well. He can drive it across, cut it back, float one to the far post or slip a simple pass inside. What makes him such a deadly winger is the fact that, whatever option he chooses, there's an idea behind it. Very very clever player. Unusually so, for a winger.
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    Adzzz Astrophysical Genius - Hard for Grinner

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    A quintessential Manchester United player.
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    His signing was a masterstroke by Fergie. I think he is very much underrated across the league because of his character and he isn't really a glamorous player in the mould of a Nani or Ronaldo. He offers so much and if he was to stay fit for one whole season, I think he would be good for 10 goals if he is on form.
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    Watching that video you have to feel sorry for wolves' left back!!
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    mungy I am a terrible poster, please ignore me

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    Absolute masterstoke from Fergie as 68-99-08 says. He's key player for us, when he plays well we win.
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    £16 million seems like bit of a bargain now doesn't it.
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    There was some absolute dickhead in the transfer forum who used to always go on sarcastically about us buying Diame and Figueroa, the subtle implication being that we're shit because we signed a player from Wigan. Can anyone remember who it was, it wasn't all that long ago.

    We can sign our all players from Wigan if they're gonna be this good, especially if we have to compete with Real Madrid to get them.
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    Literally a physical beast. The thing I like about Valencia the most is that despite his being limited or "one-dimensional" or whatever you want to call it, he's still a very good footballer - you can always trust him with the ball. The worst you'll ever get from Valencia is just being genuinely out of ideas: unable to get a cross in, unable to beat the full back, and resorting to passing sideways and backwards.

    He just needs to sustain his past 3-month form over a longer period as he tends to get into "out of ideas" mode easily and for lengthy periods to the extent that people start questioning whether he's United standard. I for one am surprised he's managed to play at the level he has been since December... I expected by now he'd have been back at RB.
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    I've never read the first pages of this Valencia....fair play, good old footie fans....and well fair play to Brwned for seemingly being the only guy not expecting him to replace Ronaldo despite costing a fifth of the price so early in his career here.

    I wouldn't call him a bargain though, we wouldn't get more than that back, but I'd say he's one whos more than justified his price tag, which is all I ask out of signings, and maybe to go above that, which he also has done. I don't think many have come back from leg breaks better players like Valencia has done, with the exception of a little where he seemed a bit fatigued, he's been superb since returning from his horrific injury.
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    Escobar Poster originally known as Michel04

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    I like his attitude and is a model professional. On form, he is almost impossible to play against and he seems to have a good understanding with Rafael
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