Manchester United fans react on Twitter to new Antonio Valencia contract

Manchester United announced over the weekend that Antonio Valencia had agreed a new contract with the club.

One piece of business which has been taken care of at Manchester United while Louis van Gaal concentrates on the Netherlands, is the future of right sided winger Antonio Valencia.

Valencia has signed a new deal to stay at the club, ending speculation that he could be one of the midfield man axed by LvG ahead of a very important summer in the transfer market for the club.

Valencia is definitely one player who can be accused of inconsistency last season and an attacking star who needs to fine tune in the opponent’s final third to produce a more effective final ball for the club’s forwards.

There is obvious theory as to why LvG appears to have commissioned a new deal for the Ecuadorian star.

He’s one of the quickest players in the Premier League and any side is more effective when they have pace in their attack.

Liverpool, United’s arch rivals, showed last season how effective a team can be on the counter attack when they have pace down either side of the team, which can help take advantage of pockets of space.

Valencia also has experience playing at right-back and with doubts over that position, LvG may be thinking about making a more permanent position switch for the United star.

He’s certainly fit and quick enough to be able to run the right hand side regularly in any top game, but that change would warrant a lot of invested time on the part of United’s new boss to make sure the back four isn’t jeopardised defensively.

He’s also got great work rate and plays hard in every single game, which is important for the boss but also for the fans. Many will accept Valencia isn’t the perfect player to have down the right but he gives everything in terms of effort and that’s all supporters can ask for.

Here’s what United fans have made of the new deal on Twitter.

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