You read it right. Antonio Valencia has scored the first goal of his season tonight for Ecuador against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in an international friendly.
He nodded into an empty net after a whipped cross and didn’t make a mistake from four yards.
This season, Antonio Valencia has been missing in action. Last season’s Player of the Year has completely lost his confidence. Instead of barging past defenders with consummate ease like he did last year, he has struggled with his form and United have suffered as a consequence.
Hopefully this goal can kick start Valencia’s season. With Everton and Real Madrid our next two fixtures, United are in desperate need of an in-form winger.