29-Year-Old Midfielder/Defender Manchester United Premier
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.