Antonio Valencia's Farewell Message...

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    pocco loco

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    https://www.manutd.com/en/news/deta...valencia-i-will-keep-united-close-to-my-heart

    Sad to see him go. He has been the source of criticism in recent times, but him retiring represents the last building block of Sir Alex's team being knocked down. Just reading this makes me angry, as I doubt there is another player in our team with Valencia's warrior like attitude on the pitch. This is why he was club captain, even though he was regularly injured and could barely speak the language.
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    Siorac Full Member

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    Goodbye. No doubt he is a fighter - he was never a top talent but he made the most of his abilities. I hope he gets a nice contract somewhere.
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    tenpoless Full Member

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    It made me twice as sad reading how great the team was back then.

    Fecking Woodward, fecking Glazers, fecking Moyes.
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    Jazz Full Member

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    What a lovely good bye letter..... makes me feel sad.

    Good luck to him.
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    norm87cro New Member

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    An statement from a player that earned the wright to adress us fans. Thanks for giving a 100% every time.
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    ninjaskill New Member

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    Sad to see him leave but it was the right time. Hopefully he has a good couple years somewhere else.
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    Man of Leisure Full Member

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    Thanks @pocco, nice read. Probably kept him for a couple seasons longer than we should have, but I wish Tony nothing but the best.
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    Man of Leisure Full Member

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    Can't imagine guys like Tevez and Suarez having it easy while growing up, prolly why they developed their cnutish behavior. Then again, the likes of Di Maria is the epitome of soft.
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    yangmoneycashmoney New Member

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    Thanks El Capitan!
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    Marcelinho87 Full Member

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    Spoke pretty good by all accounts, just didn't like talking to the media in English.

    Wish him all the best, he deserves our respect and this is a genuine farewell.
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    AaronRedDevil Full Member

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    I am his biggest critic. But that was a lovely message. He should be proud of what he's done for his family and friends. All the way from Ecuador to one of the biggest clubs in the world. One thing I can never ever say he lacked, was heart. In his whole time here, gave everything he had every match. Ran his socks off non stop. He is an example of how a football should be.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    He doesn't say he's retiring does he? It was a long read so I didn't read it all. I actually think he will retire, Ole has pretty much said he has found it hard to get fit this season and he will be 34 by the time next season starts
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    Tom Van Persie No relation

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    Sir Scott McToMinay Full Member

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    Thanks Tony!
    Was unplayable at times and took Ashley Cole to the cleaners.

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    Good read and wish him the best. One of the last proper Manchester United players we had.

    This bit stuck out. Can't imagine our current Captain doing that, or Valencia himself actually.
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    Irrational. Full Member

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    Thanks for everything Tony.
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    Is he retiring or just going back home?
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Great servant to the club. Best winger in the league in 11/12 and did well to reinvent himself as a right-back for a period too.
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    Zlatattack Full Member

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    Bye bye Tony V. Great player for us in his day. I'm sad we miss managed his decline. Players like him don't deserve the stick we gave him.
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    Magnificent player. Always backed him up bere in caf. Now I don't have to anymore..:(

    Thank you, Tony.

    It's sad to think that the last legacy of Sir Alex left are Jones, Smalling, De Gea and Young. How fast time flies.
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    12OunceEpilogue Full Member Scout

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    Aye, you get the feeling most of the players know they're here to earn plenty of money come rain or shine. If Edwin fancies a role here I'd roll the red carpet out though, top bloke.

    Farewell Tony V. An important part of Fergie's last side and a fine servant. His last performances leave a lot to be desired, but he can go home with our thanks for what came before.
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    Ødegaard formerly MrEriksen Scout

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    Love Valencia. Hope he and his family have good lives.
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    Stobzilla Official Team Perv

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    He was a warrior that night.
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    Rooney24 Full Member

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    When did these big long soppy goodbyes become a thing? First Herreras video and now this.

    Gone are the days when the player played his last game, got subbed off or on, then applauded the fans and disappeared off down the tunnel.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots Scout

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    Fair play. Cheers Tony.


    Whenever you hear about our ex-players first arriving at United, they always mention a moment where an older head has a talk with them about what it means to be at United. I can't imagine that's happening lately.
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    Rusholme Ruffian Full Member

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    What a great read - seriously doubt many modern players could be arsed to go into detail like that, especially in a situation where they've effectively been shown the door by the club. Good on you Tony.
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    SER19 Full Member

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    An absolute warrior, if our players had half of this will to win an attitude we wouldn’t be where we are.

    That’s actually a great read too, not the usual soppy lip service rubbish.
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    Antonio Valencia is one player we all should appreciate to the fullest because he never let the club down or fans through laziness nor complacency. He is a fighter by heart and a man that shows exactly that every time he was playing for us both at Old Trafford and away games. He can be incredibly proud of his career as a Manchester United player as his work rate and dedication to his passion and career is second to none. It has been a privilege to have him playing for us as he is the perfect role model for young players when it comes to attitude and work rate and i hope many of our young players have noticed and taken the lessons given to heart. It is human to fail and we all do that at times but he never gave up and fought on from each game with an admirable attitude even when he was struggling on the pitch. He can be incredibly proud of his achievement as a player, and so can his family and his home country Ecuador.

    I truly wish him all the best at his next club and a happy retirement from the game when the day comes.
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    RedCurry Full Member

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    Still probably a better right back than anything else we have.
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    Ian Reus Ended 14 years of Grand National sweepstakes

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    Adiós amigo
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    sglowrider Against Oral Equality

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    This.
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    stu_1992 Full Member

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    Nice message, a good read. He's been a good player for us over the years, and a period of that he was a great winger. Shame he picked up the injuries that he did here as it meant missed a good decent of his prime years. The fact he was willing to reinvent himself as a right back prolonged his career of course and he did that well for a few years too. It's the right time to go now of course, but wish him well.
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    Ban Full Member

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    Farewell Tony, always gave his all and a proper warrior. Will always be a part of United history. Sadly we're now stuck with players who don't have a clue what United represents but that's for another thread.
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    Rhyme Animal Modmins said "freeze" and I got numb

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    Wow, silent for so many years, then drops that beautiful letter...

    Thank you, Tony V.

    Legend, and winner...

    2 x Premier League winner

    1 x Europa League winner

    1 x F.A Cup winner

    2 x League Cup winner

    1 x Ecuador Serie A winner
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    a_devil_inside Big footed hermaphrodite

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    Good words from him, I wish him luck wherever he goes
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    Alex99 Rehab's Pete Doherty Scout

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    Ten seasons qualifies him for a testimonial, no? Would be a nice send off if we could sort out something against Nacional, perhaps even in the US during the tour if that's where he's heading next. We might need to change our pre-season plans anyway, should City lose the cup final.
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    Hernandez - BFA The Way to Fly

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    Adored the man.

    All the best Tony V!
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    Dwazza Gunnar Solskjær Lutefisk is it!

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    Sparky_Hughes Donkey Buggering Tyrant who cheats at Monopoly

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    A proper servant to the club and a nice guy too from what I've heard. Enjoy your retirement Tony. Well earned.
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    Negan New Member

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    Cracking player from 2009-2012. Since then, his pace and crossing ability seemed to get worse. He had that awful injury and I don’t think he was ever the same.

    His only really good season after that was Jose’s first season in 16/17 where he was probably the best RB in the league.

    Thanks for the memories.