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Valencia appears to confirm Manchester United exit in Instagram post

The veteran full-back has spent a decade at Manchester United but he will seek pastures new once his deal expires at the end of the season.

Valencia appears to confirm Manchester United exit in Instagram post
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Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia has appeared to confirm his Old Trafford exit with a post on his Instagram page. The Ecuador international is approaching 10 years as a United player and has racked up six major honours at the club, including two Premier League titles.

Knee problems

Despite recovering from a knee injury, Valencia has featured just once for the Red Devils in 2019 and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested this month that the winger-cum-full-back will not be offered a new contract.

Valencia has previously remained quiet on his United future, but he has now all but confirmed his imminent departure by uploading a photo of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand on his page, accompanied with a "Thank you" caption.

Captain Valencia

José Mourinho named Valencia club captain ahead of the 2018-19 season, but he was criticised by the Portuguese for his lack of fitness during the pre-season tour of the United States and has been used just eight times in all competitions during this injury-plagued campaign.

Valencia, a £16m signing from Wigan Athletic in June 2009, has made a total of 338 appearances for United and scored 25 times


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