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Antonio Valencia

30-Year-Old Midfielder/Defender     Manchester United  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Foot    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  August 4, 1985    Birthplace:  Lago Agrio, Ecuador
Nationality:  Ecuador    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  172 lbs    
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2015 Proj. Manchester United 2214 2 2 15 4 1174 20 109 70 21

November 11, 2015    Antonio Valencia News

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Valencia has undergone an operation on the foot injury he sustained in the 0-0 draw against Manchester City, reports the Daily Mail.

There is no timetable for the midfielder's return. He was forced out of the Manchester derby in the 81st minute due to the injury.

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Antonio Valencia: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

November 3, 2015

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Valencia (foot) was ruled out of CL action Tuesday.

The Ecuadorian will miss another Red Devils' game recovering from his foot injury. Whether he'll be fit enough to dress up for the clash with West Bromich on Saturday, however, still remains unclear.

October 30, 2015

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Valencia has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Crystal Palace because of the foot injury suffered last weekend in the Manchester derby.

Valencia's absence will likely ensure Matteo Darmian starts again opposite Marcos Rojo.

October 21, 2015

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Valencia snatched an assist and added 10 crosses and 90 passes in the Champions League draw with CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

The multi-functional Ecuadorian was magnificent starting at right back in Mateo Darmianís relief. He was very active the whole game and carried a threat offensively every time he had the ball in his feet and was deservingly awarded also with the Man of the Match honor. As effective as he can be, though, heíll continue to only have a rotational role and it doesnít seem like heís a choice of preference for the Premier League games. Darmian, however, was just given a rest before the big Manchester derby on Sunday and is expected to be right back in the starting XI.

July 21, 2015

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Manager Louis van Gaal said Tuesday that Valencia will begin the season as the starting right back ahead of Matteo Darmian, the Daily Mail reports. "We have brought Darmian for the second position behind Valencia," van Gaal said.

Darmian was widely expected to slot into the right back spot after he was signed, but Valencia apparently played well enough last season in van Gaal's eyes that he won't lose his starting spot. Valencia is a very active player, though he's limited in many formats because he qualifies as a midfielder but doesn't score many goals, nor assist on many.

May 26, 2015

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Valencia had surgery to remove metal screws from his left ankle Monday, and he could miss the Copa America for Ecuador, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Valencia will need at least two weeks to rehab from the surgery, which makes him very iffy for the tournament that begins June 11 in Chile. Despite possibly missing the Copa America, Valencia is expected to be fully fit for United's preseason tour of the United States in July.

March 11, 2015

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Valencia apologized to his teammates and Manchester United fans for the mistakes he made in Monday's FA Cup exit, including a weak back pass that led to Arsenal's winning goal, reports the Daily Mail.

Valencia's defending also was involved in the lead up to Arsenal's first goal, allowing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to set up the Nacho Monreal strike. Valencia was heavily criticized for the display, and offered an apology to fans and teammates afterward.

January 17, 2015

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Valencia assisted on Marouane Fellaini's 58th minute goal and finished with three tackles, four interceptions and two clearances during Manchester United's 2-0 win over QPR on Saturday.

Valencia continues to line up as a wing back in Louis van Gaal's ever-changing defense, and his speed and crossing ability will always put him in solid positions to contribute decent fantasy production. However, he still doesn't accumulate a ton of the standard scoring stats, but he's certainly valuable in leagues that include peripheral status like interceptions and tackles.