“Antonio’s performance was the most exciting part of the night for me.Â He has power and speed. Coming to our club, he has taken up the challenge and played with a lot of purpose.” – Sir Alex Ferguson.
After getting a few early touches under his belt in his Manchester United debut at Old Trafford, Luis Antonia Valencia quickly grew with confidence in the match with Los Che last Wednesday and began to assert himself as the new winger down the United right-hand side.
Showing off his great engine, Valencia motored tirelessly up-and-down the right flank before profitting in the second half with the assist for Wayne Rooney’s opener. And the Ecuadorian was in the thick of it for United’s second goal too, again providing the cross which was eventually turned home by Tom Cleverley.
While not every touch was perfect, Valencia’s shift was hugely promising.
Highlights of Luis Antonia Valencia’s performance against Valencia can be seen here.