Valencia agrees new Man Utd contract
Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia has signed a new three-year extension to his contract, which will keep him at the club until the summer 2018, BBC Sport has reported.
Currently playing for Ecuador at the World Cup, Valencia has been a key player for Man Utd since signing from Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2009, helping them to two Premier League titles, the League Cup and a Champions League final in 2011. Overall, he has managed 21 goals in 191 appearances.
He now, along with teammate Patrice Evra, extends his stay in a decision made by new boss Louis van Gaal, and after the news was confirmed, assistant manager Ryan Giggs said: "I am delighted he has committed his future to the club. His contribution to the team since he joined the club in 2009 has been fantastic."
Valencia added: "I am so happy to have signed a new deal and am looking forward to working with Louis van Gaal. To be the first Ecuadorian player to win the English Premier League was a very proud moment for me and for my country. There is great team spirit within the club and we are all determined to get back to winning ways."
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