Coach Solskjaer revealed at Uniteds pre-match press conference against West Ham on Friday that Valencia will leave this summer and that Manchester United need to find a new captain. Well see whos here next season and Ive got several players in my mind who could be captain. We had Valencia, but he was leaving. We also have Ashley Young, Bogba, De Gea and Smalling, all of whom wear captains armbands and all of them can be captains on the pitch. We just need to decide whos the captain of the club and whos going to speak on and off the pitch.
Manchester Uniteds official website pointed out that Solskjaers comments prove that the team needs to find a new captain, and current captain Valencia has confirmed that he will bid farewell to Old Trafford at the end of the season. Valencia, 33, made his Ecuadorian debut before playing in Villarreal and Wigan and joined Manchester United in 2009.
Valencia has won two Premier League championships, one Europa League championship, one FA Cup championship, two League Cup Championships and three Community Shield Championships in the 10 years of Uniteds service. A total of 338 appearances and 54 assists were scored for Manchester United. Carrick retired last summer and Valencia was appointed captain of Manchester United. But Valencia has suffered injuries this season, playing only five Premier League games for Manchester United.
Valencias contract with Manchester United expires this summer and the two sides have not renewed it. Now Manchester United have finally confirmed that Valencia will leave this summer. Valencias father, Louis, has previously revealed that the teams interested in Valencia include Arsenal, West Ham, Inter Milan and a Chinese team. In addition, Rooneys Washington United are inviting Valencia to join.
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