Antonio Valencia doesn’t believe David Moyes has given him enough chances at Manchester United this season as he wanted to have a more important role for the club.
The 28-year-old has been a shadow of the winger who was named Manchester United’s Player of the Season but despite his poor form, Valencia is frustrated at the ‘lack of opportunities’ under Moyes.
“I would like to have more minutes,” Valencia said.
“I would like to have a more important role here. In fact, I would have liked to have more importance inside the team.
“But I have not been given the chance. I hope next season will be better for me as well as for Man United.”
Some players at Manchester United, like Javier Hernandez, have every right to be frustrated at their lack of opportunities this season but Valencia is not one of those players.
He has made more appearances in both the Premier League and Champions League than any other winger at Manchester United and even when he has been in form akin to a Sunday League player, Moyes has still picked him in the lineup.
If anything, Moyes has given Valencia too many minutes this season rather than the other way around.
There are a lot of justified reasons for players to be frustrated with Moyes but Valencia complaining about a lack of chances when he has had more than most is ridiculous.