PHOTO: Antonio Valencia returns to training for Manchester United, problem solved?

Valencia Defends V Sunderland

Manchester United winger available for selection this weekend.

Robin van Persie's return to training to Manchester United has attracted plenty of attention, but Antonio Valencia's comeback could be more significant.

The Red Devils have two senior players capable of playing in the right wing-back position, the Ecuadorian and Rafael da Silva.

Both missed the opener against Swansea, leaving Jesse Lingard to play there, only for him to get injured after only 20 minutes.

Valencia's return solves a pressing problem for United, and Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie will no doubt be looking forward to receiving his crosses.

There is one issue however: In four appearances and 283 minutes of football for United against Sunderland in the Premier League, Valencia has no goals, and no assists.

He will have to change that misfortune when the sides face off at the Stadium of Light on Sunday, with the Red Devils in need of three points to put right their opening day defeat versus Swansea City.

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