It isn't hard if you stop thinking that players at the age of 30 are ready to be tossed out. 6/10 players in the shortlist for Ballon d'Or 2017 was around 30 or more. Valencia has proven time and time again that he is one of the fittest players in the squad. If he played with an injury, like it seemed to me that he did for a while, then it's no wonder he played below his best, as I fully agree that he did. There will be some decline of course, but it's so over the top here. We can't sign 29 year old players because they are too old. It's absolute rubbish. Marcelo is 30 and looks twice as sprightly as a 23 year old Shaw, as does Valencia.If that was one whole year at the age of 32, it's hard to think anything except it's signs of decline.
Darmian is crap and don't understand the point of pointing to him here. He's getting slaughtered whenever he plays for his poor attacking.
Valencia is far from our biggest concern. Our right wing on the other hand.