Valencia set to leave at the end of the season.

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    el3mel Full Member

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    Jacob Full Member

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    Nothing unexpected. Great servant, its time to move on. Was my favourite player when he was at the peak.
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    Yorkeontop Full Member

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    I'll remember the good times, and there were numerous despite the way it ended.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    The quotes.
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    Thanks for the memories and 10 years of service. But a well overdue departure.
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    Wumminator The Special One!

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    Absolutely fantastic servant. Hope to see him get a run out. Multiple premier league winner and has captained the club. Thank you Antonio!
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    Chairman Steve Full Member

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    He’s yet another player who looked like he lost his quality the moment Sir Alex retired and probably should have been shipped out earlier. He was a very good crosser once, then Sir Alex retired and he’s gradually traded in the attacking ability for the defending ability and reformed as a wing back/full back.

    Not sure if it’s true or not but I remember reading a story where upon joining Utd, he told his agent he didn’t really need him anymore because he was at the best club in the world in his head.
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    Anustart89 Full Member

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    Thanks for the seasonos
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    Sir Scott McToMinay Full Member

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    The club’s most successful South American player.
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    Denis79 Full Member

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    Great servant, had a few brilliant seasons as well. Wish him all the best. Thanks for some great memories Antonio.
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    Dwight Yorke?

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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    He had 2 1/2 years as the best right back in the league post Fergie.
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    AndyJ1985 New Member

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    He was a good player up until a few seasons ago. It's just a shame we keep players for longer than we should, to the point where we're desperate for them to leave. It shouldn't be like that as it tarnishes their reputation and isn't good for anyone. Good luck to him in whatever he chooses to do next
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    Seems a very nice man and was once fine winger. But should have left around the same time as RVP, Rio etc.
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    Trizy New Member

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    What happened with him? He was declining with age (obviously) but all of a sudden it seemed like he just disappeared and stripped of his captaincy.
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    He was one of the few players that did well under LVG and played well for the first 1.5-2 years under Mourinho. I guess the thing he lost was his ability to cross well. So many valencia crosses and goals during his first season. Had some good moments under Moyes too, but not too many which was the same as the rest of the squad.
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    Chairman Steve Full Member

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    I’d also like to know what’s been going on with him this season. Jose ditched him and OGS has barely considered him. Is he unfit as feck or something? Personal problems?
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    I’m pleased Ole is managing players out the club. That is a good sign of strength and will enable setting standards at the club in the future. Valencia has been ruthlessly dismissed, Darmian seemingly too, and it increasingly looks like Mata and Herrera might be used sparingly.

    The captaincy comments are also positive. I know certain cultures have a tendency to default captaincy to those most senior, but captaincy needs to about leadership and setting a standard. Valenica should have never been club captian. It is a tragic appointment. He’s not a leader, his fellow players were clearly ignoring him as a passing outlet earlier on this season, and he is incapable of acting as any sort of figurehead for the club due to his refusal to speak English publicly. That’s what a club captain should do. I would want a commited Pogba to be our captain. Lukaku looked like he would have potential at one point, but I’m not sure. Otherwise it is likely to be Smalling. De Gea ain’t captaincy material and Young should be a squad player next year.
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    Paul_Scholes18 Full Member

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    Injuries I think this season. Although strange how long he has been gone.
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    Eyepopper Lowering the tone since 2006

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    Thanks for the memories Toni

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    Based Adnan New Member

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    Will be 10 years. He should get a testimonial.
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    That's Anderson, oddly enough: four Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy.
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    Absolute professional and a good servant. Long overdue departure though, realistically.

    Wish him all the best.
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    Was a decent player but should have been sold at least a couple years ago.
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    TMDaines Full Member

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    You going to pay £30 to attend?
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    A very good servant for the club.

    Obviously this season has been a waste of time but I wish him all the very best.
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    He should be nowhere near the team unless 4th is secured or its out of reach
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    Always liked him. One great season as RW, a great servant,great attitude, gave always his best. Thank you, Antonio and I wish you the best.
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    Hes had a great career here and you can't do anything but wish him the best, but it's the right time.

    I'd love to know what happened with him and Mourinho. Has he actually played a game since that Twitter story?
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    Trizy New Member

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    Had some great moments but what tops them all is he left United 1 summer and came came back built like a cnut!
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    Can he take Young with him?
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    Really went out with a whimper, should have moved on last summer. Think the Rangers injury knocked his confidence, never really had the same delivery after that. Always put a shift in for the team, never felt he read the game well but made up for with his speed and commitment. I've no ill feeling towards Toni V, unfortunately one of many player's that stayed too long and declined. I hope he moves on and gets first team football, really deserves to enjoy what remains of his career.
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    Based Adnan New Member

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    I would if I'm free yeah. Nice day out and knowing Valencia the proceeds would be going to a good cause.

    Don't think he'd struggle to get the crowds in.
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    What a physique he had. Always seemed comfortable in a lot of situations because of that physique and athleticism too. Thanks for the service Tony V :drool:
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    When he built that physique is when he started his decline. The light skinnier winger version of Valencia was the best we got.
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    RedPed Full Member

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    That goal...:drool:



    All the best Tony V!
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    Ole’s Wheel New Member

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    Good club servant.

    He’s physically diminished but let’s not forget the 10yr run he’s had here.
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    criticalanalysis Full Member

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    If he's fit, he would still be a better option than Young despite not playing for months.
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    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    He’s been a great servant to the club. He made that right side his own for a good while and was unplayable at times, going up and down without any signs of fatigue. Good luck to him.