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Mourinho sends message to Antonio Valencia as ex-Man Utd captain retires

Mourinho sends message to Antonio Valencia as ex-Man Utd captain retires

Premier League
Jose Mourinho has sent a classy message to Antonio Valencia after the former Manchester United skipper announced his retirement on Thursday. The 35-year-old, who moved to Mexican team Queretaro last November, has now called time on his career as a footballer. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Valencia spent 10 years at Old Trafford and helped the Red devils win two Premier League titles, the FA Cup, Europa League and two EFL Cup trophies at the club. Valencia was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson from Wigan Athletic in 2009 but also played under David Moyes, Van Gaal, Mourinho and Solskjaer while at United. After announcing his retirement, Valencia received a number of messages from former managers and teammates, including Mourinho, Rooney and Scholes. Mour...
Valencia sorry for liking Mourinho sack Instagram post

Valencia sorry for liking Mourinho sack Instagram post

Premier League
Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia has apologised after he liked a post on Instagram which called for the sack of manager Jose Mourinho. An account dedicated to the United captain, called 'teamvalencia25', posted after their 0-0 draw at home to Valencia on Tuesday, saying: "I'm not even surprised about the outcome of this game. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); "I always look forward to our games but recently Mourinho has made watching us a punishment. Something needs to change. It's time for Mourinho to go." The post was liked by Valencia, but he has now said sorry through a post on Twitter, explaining: "Yesterday, I liked a post on Instagram without reading the text that accompanied the picture. "These are not my views and I apologise for thi...
Valencia set for Man United captain role

Valencia set for Man United captain role

Premier League
Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho has signalled that Antonio Valencia is set to be club captain for the new campaign. The responsibility was held by Michael Carrick last campaign, who retired from playing at the end of the season and joined the club's coaching team. Valencia skippered his side in their 1-1 friendly draw with Club America in Arizona. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Speaking after the match, Mourinho said: "The captain was Valencia last season. I think he is going to be the captain. "And when he doesn't play, we have to make decisions - it depends who is on the pitch. If [Chris] Smalling is, or if Ashley Young is, or if [Ander] Herrera is, or if [Juan] Mata is, if they are on the pitch, they are an option. "I think a guy li...
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