Antonio Valencia's agent, the wonderfully named Diego Larrea Herrera, has spoken to Italy's Calciomercato after rumours started circling that the United winger could be the subject of Italian interest.
Reports have been circling for a week or so that perhaps Juventus were interested and with them seemingly pushing the 'Manchester United interested in Milos Krasic' line then it appears they may be using this to suggest some kind of swap deal or create the impression United are in for Krasic.
The agent told Calciomercato "I am aware of these items, but for me there is nothing concrete. In the past, the Italian clubs were interested in the player, but in recent times no."
Herrera then goes on to say that Valencia is happy in Manchester and his family are settled but the Italian website suggest that the fact Valencia isn't an EU citizen would make a deal more difficult.
However, to add a little intrigue the agent ended the interview with "In football, never say never."
I dont think United would be silly in getting rid of one of there most consistant players.
And a player who clearly loves playing for United.
He is a good player but I would not rule Utd out of selling him! If we could sell him and fund a move for a player like Hazard, then why not? I like Valencia, he is better than Young but Hazard is special.
Personally I like both in the team
Valencia has possibly been one of our most consistant players these past few months,alongside Carrick and Jones.Although I think Valencia is limited at times in his overal play, you can not take consistancy in football /sport for granted.
Nohlman I take it you watch the Belgian league then? Lukaku looked a beast in Belgium but looks like a deer in the headlights here.
I keep saying this, why are people so keen on getting rid of players who are consistent for us and signing players who could flop.
I do not understand this at all
My bad. Point still remains. Do you watch the French League? Remember Bruno Cheyrou? El Hadji Diouf? Just saying
Everyone says this about Valencia,yet for a player who is supposdely 'figured out' he still makes a massive contribtuion to Uniteds width and assists.
I agree that his is one dimensional but when you watch a match you really start to admire his total work ethic and consistancy in his final delivery.
Young is a good player to,but his form has dipped slightly since our breathtaking start to the season.Simply a sign that he needs to be in tip-top form playing for United rather than occasionaly being very good for Villa.This will have opened up his eyes abit and Fergie's too.
Trust me somtimes you need someone who is just so blatantly direct like Valencia,because as we have seen with both Nani and Young consistancy isnt always there with these two exceptional players.
He has been figured out because he is one dimensional. The problem is he has so much pace that most LBs are left standing still. Once he loses that pace though, he is done. I don't think we should let go of him yet.
Let's remember Valencia has come back from a serious leg break which can take months/a year or so to recover fully from and find match fitness/form, and last week he got 3 assists was it? or did he get two, I can't remember but either way that's the best I've seen him play since 09/10 and whatever he had for brekkie that day, please can the club doctors prescribe him it for the rest of his career! I was shocked watching him put in good cross after cross, something I haven't seen him do for a while. Here's hoping he's going to re-find his form which we saw ages ago.
Does anyone think that we should be playing Valencia at right back for the meantime because of the injuries to Rafael and Fabio?
Valencia at times this season has looked unplayable. Against Palace he was our best player and at the weekend against Wolves he was brilliant again.
I really hope he's at the club for many more years to come.
And on Krasic btw, I can't see him being an improvement on anything we already have. He has looked good on the occasions I've seen him play but we don't need another wide man so what's the point?
Look I can get the sense of letting players like Gibson,Diouf,Kuz and maybe Macheda leaving but not someone as consistant or generaly important as Valencia.
We need to build on the good players we've got and get rid of the players who are'nt on there level.
Never got the view of getting rid of our better players.Just does'nt make sense.