Ecuadorian winger Antonio Valencia has called for a more important role next season at Old Trafford.
Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia has been a casualty of United’s managerial change last summer as David Moyes has used the Colombian infrequently this season.
Last season’s Premier League champions have suffered a disappointing campaign this season, falling a long way short of the demanding Manchester United standards.
In some cases, it has been down to a number of poor performances from certain players. However, for others, perhaps it has been a case of being played out of position or not being played at all.
For winger Antonio Valencia, he certainly feels it’s the latter.
The 28-year-old has started just 18 Premier League games for United this season, contributing with two goals and two assists.
Despite not setting Old Trafford alight, Valencia still believes his contribution has been sorely missed at times this season and according to The Mirror, he has called on boss David Moyes to offer him more minutes next season.
“I would like to have more minutes. I would like to have a more important role here. In fact, I would have liked to have more importance inside the team. But I have not been given the chance. I hope next season will be better for me as well as for Man United.”
Unfortunately for Valencia, the arrival of Juan Mata has seemingly convinced David Moyes to predominantly focus his attacking play through the middle.
With central attacking players such Marco Reus and Adam Lallana linked with a move to old Trafford this summer, maybe it’s a sign that Antonio Valencia’s Manchester United career is coming to an end.