Manchester United fans were full of praise for Antonio Valencia‘s performance against Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-final clash on Thursday night.
The Ecuadorian has been incredible under Jose Mourinho this season, making the right-back role his own, and once again proved why many believe he’s one of the best in his role around the world following his display at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.
He was solid all night with his defensive duties, but continuously got the ball forward and played a vital role in Man United’s opening goal of the game, playing a pin-point cross in for Marcus Rashford from out wide.
Here’s what fans on social media had to say about Valencia’s impressive performance.
Tony Valencia is our player of the season without question
— James (@writtenoff_mufc) April 13, 2017
If Valencia doesn't win our player of the season I'll be pissed
— Chris ???? (@ChrisW_1995) April 13, 2017
Valencia is out of this world
— Ryan (@rightwingback) April 13, 2017
Great blocks by Valencia, what a season he's having
— Stephen (@UtdStephen) April 13, 2017
Valencia. What a beast
— ????????♂️ (@SAFisGOD20) April 13, 2017
Rashford takes the plaudits for Mkhitaryan's goal but Valencia's cross was delivered precisely. #mufc's most consistent performer this year.
— Akhlaq Hanif (@Akhlaq1386) April 13, 2017
He’s been our most consistent performer this season and it’s incredible to think about how far he’s come under Mourinho this season, especially as many believed he wouldn’t have a future at the club under Louis van Gaal.
Valencia is an extremely hard worker and it shows on the pitch as he performs to the best of his abilities week in week out and it’s is why he’s successfully endeared himself to fans.