Saturday 21 June 2014
Antonio Valencia has committed his future to Manchester United by signing a new three-year deal with the club, who have an option to extend until June 2018.
"My time at Manchester United has been like a dream come true"
The Ecuador international, who is captaining his country at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, joined Man United from Wigan Athletic in August 2009 and has since made 130 top-flight appearances and scored 13 goals for the Red Devils, helping them win two Barclays Premier League titles and a League Cup.
"I'm really pleased Antonio has signed a new contract," assistant manager Ryan Giggs told the club's website. "His contribution to the team since he joined the club in 2009 has been fantastic.
"Antonio is a very powerful player with great speed and versatility. He is very professional in his approach to training and I am delighted he has committed his future to the club."
Valencia said: "My time at Manchester United has been like a dream come true. To be the first Ecuadorian player to win the English Premier League was a very proud moment for me and for my country.
"I am so happy to have signed a new deal and am looking forward to working with Louis van Gaal. There is great team spirit within the club and we are all determined to get back to winning ways."