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[Article] Farewell Valencia " I will keep United close to my heart"
14-05-2019, 02:41 AM (This post was last modified: 14-05-2019 02:57 AM by Clint-TheyCallMePapii.)
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Farewell Valencia " I will keep United close to my heart"
https://www.manutd.com/en/news/detail/ut...o-my-heart

I almost forgot about his first 4 years at the club.
A man of immense work ethic, determination, a fighter and selfless.

Best to remember the good days before things soured.

This club would be very fortunate if we are ever to be so fortunate to see his like again.

Farewell Tony V.

10 Years | 339 Appearances | 25 Goals
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14-05-2019, 02:55 AM
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14-05-2019, 06:49 AM (This post was last modified: 14-05-2019 06:51 AM by Costas.)
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RE: Farewell Valencia " I will keep United close to my heart"
I don't know what to say here. I don't want to sour on anyone who leaves the club after 10 years, but how can I be complimentary when a player has stolen a living at this club for 7 years basically? People talked about Fellaini symbolizing the decline of this club, which I always found ridiculous. Really? A player who, although very limited, always gave his all for the club? What about players like Valencia and Young who should have been the leaders of this team and yet they've been mediocre since Fergie's retirement? And it's not because of lack of talent. Valencia and Young had an amazing 2011-12, chipping in with many goals and assists. But their statistics dropped alarmingly after that, leading to the last 3 managers using them as full backs because they couldn't hack it as wingers anymore. And Valencia didn't just stop playing like a good player, he stopped looking like one as well. Putting on so much weight and muscle mass that he ended up looking like a bouncer.

His first 3 years were great. He was no Ronaldo and I always hated the fact that people compared him to Ron. He was more like Beckham in terms of going past the full back and cutting in a sweet cross. Rooney relished playing with him during those years. And even after that horrible leg break, he returned the same season to pick up right where he left. He earned his place for the Champions League final team, even if he didn't play well on the day. And then in his 3rd season he had an amazing campaign, just like Young and Nani did. The last time our team had so much productivity from the wings (something that we miss to this day). He fully deserved the full sweep he completed at the PotY awards in 2012.

And then the rot set in. He was given the #7 shirt, he collapsed under the pressure and accompanied by his ridiculously bulking pyshique, he had a poor 2012-13 season. And things went from bad to worse when Fergie left and the other managers couldn't get the best out of him like he did.

All the best to him personally and professionally. But as a Manchester United fan, I hope he and a couple of others in that locker room are the last players to stay in this club after multiple years of mediocrity.
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