Manchester United looking to replace Antonio Valencia: report

Manchester United are reportedly looking into a long-term replacement for Antonio Valencia, who has underperformed in recent outings on the road. The Ecuador international has been one of United’s standout players under the Jose Mourinho reign, but he has suffered from signs of fatigue this season, which have restricted his participation in the Cup competitions.

According to The Manchester Evening News, United could recruit a new right-sided defender in the summer with Matteo Darmian seemingly on his way out whilst Timothy Fosu-Mensah (on loan) is deemed as too big of a risk to starting regularly for the Red Devils.

As a result, Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal and Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich are among the names that have propped up the radar, though they are deemed as unrealistic targets for the summer transfer window.

Meanwhile, it is suggested that Mourinho could prefer to recruit someone with Premier League experience, and Seamus Coleman’s has been brought forward, owing to his former links with United during Louis van Gaal’s time in-charge.

Valencia will turn 33 before the start of the 2018/19 season, and it will be interesting to see which player Mourinho recruit in the summer, given there is not anyone better than the vice-captain to occupy the right-back spot, for the moment.


  1. Only Mourinho says Fosu Mensah is a risk he coped better against Man City for Palace than the whole United defence when they played them. He is young with energy, strong and perceptive. Traits that do not suit Mourinho.

  2. Pogba needs to be a team player. This is “MAN UTD” not “Pogba”. If the manager tells him what to do, he needs to get on with it. Stop sulking like a child and play for the TEAM.

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