I’ve got a few opinions on #AntonioValencia
at the moment that I would like to share...
should not be our captain. It doesn’t matter if the lad has been at the club for a long time. The defender doesn’t speak on the pitch at all and doesn’t even speak English. We need a vocal captain to motivate the team. Yesterday was an evident example of his lack of ability to be a captain; Wolves equalised and Valencia doesn’t say a word. Just imagine if that was Vidic, Rio or Neville as the captain? Those players on the pitch would be s*** scared and put a better shift in.
2) The Ecuadorian doesn’t show any enthusiasm to get forward anymore. When you have the likes of Dalot and even Fosu-Mensah wanting to play in that position, you have to fight for your place and to me, it looks like Antonio is taking his place for granted 100%. 3) Adding onto the second point, Valencia doesn’t play the ball forward at all. Whenever he receives it on the right side, he constantly passes it back or sideways with no attempt to look for runs or even cross the ball in.
4) Don’t take any of this as hate towards Valencia. The past few seasons he has been immense for United and I fully respect the guy but as we all know, he’s not a right back. To be a top team, we need top quality players that are fully confident in the position in which they play in. #AVIDRED