Former Manchester United player Antonio Valencia has named an academy player he wants to see in the team more often.
Valencia joined from Wigan Athletic in 2009 and won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, two League Cups, three Community Shields and the Europa League. He played on the right wing at the beginning of his United career before becoming a full-back.
Valencia signed from Wigan Athletic in 2009 and won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, two League Cups, three Community Shields and the Europa League.
“I know his football and how well he has performed at Ajax,” Valencia told the official Manchester United website when asked about Ten Hag’s arrival.
“I am sure that with a full pre-season, he is going to be able to share his football with the players, and, all together, they will be able to make the fans happy.
“It is also great that he has previously worked with young talent, as we have a lot in our current squad.
“I loved Hannibal’s personality and his will to win tackles. He came on the pitch at Anfield with the idea of giving everything, and it should have been that way for everyone since the start of the game.
“He is a kid with great talent and I hope to see more of him soon.”
The French youngster joined United from AS Monaco in 2019, at the age of 16, at a costly price. He already has three Premier League appearances under his belt and impressed fans with his short cameo at Anfield.
Some might say, are we really praising a player for kicking out? Well, yes, we are — after watching so many of our players throw in the towel on far too many occasions in recent years. Hannibal was only on the pitch for a few minutes and provided the bite we crave from such a fixture.
— Antonio Valencia (@anto_v25) April 19, 2022
United fans are proud of their traditions and a big part of that is showing faith in young players. We are excited to see what Ten Hag can do with the likes of Alejandro Garnacho and Hannibal in the future.