A new three-year deal at Manchester United for Antonio Valencia

Antonio Valencia has today confirmed that Manchester United have extended his contract at the club for a further three-years, keeping him at Old Trafford until at least June 2017.

Manchester United revealed the contract extension via their social media accounts on Saturday morning. Antonio Valencia has been with United since August 2009 where he made his debut for the club after Sir Alex Ferguson signed him from London outfit Fulham. Since then the Ecuadorian has made 191 appearances, scoring 21 goal during that time.

Antonio Valencia had this to say on his new contract extension:

“My time at Manchester United has been like a dream come true. To be the first Ecuadorian player to win the English Premier League was a very proud moment for me and for my country.

“I am so happy to have signed a new deal and am looking forward to working with Louis van Gaal. There is great team spirit within the club and we are all determined to get back to winning ways.”

Ryan Giggs, who is to be Manchester United’s assistant manager once Louis van Gaal arrives said:

“I’m really pleased Antonio has signed a new contract. His contribution to the team since he joined the club in 2009 has been fantastic.

“Antonio is a very powerful player with great speed and versatility. He is very professional in his approach to training and I am delighted he has committed his future to the club.”