Valencia hails Man Utd’s new South American signings

by Richard Laverty

Antonio Valencia has hailed the impact of new South American signings Angel Di Maria, Marcos Rojo and Radamel Falcao at Manchester United.

The summer arrivals of Di Maria, Rojo and Falcao means the quota of Spanish speaking players is ever increasing given Ander Herrera also joined the club this summer and Juan Mata had just signed for the club this time last year.

Indeed, there appears to be much more harmony in the squad than there was during a disappointing and dysfunctional season under David Moyes and Valencia believes the arrivals are happy at Old Trafford.

“Angel, Rojo and Falcao are terrific – they’ve all settled quickly into the group and I think they’re all really enjoying life here,” Valencia said.

“We’ve got a top bunch of lads with Anderson, Rafael and all the English lads too. We all get along really well – [the atmosphere] is great but it’s always been great here.”

Whilst Spanish quickly appears to be becoming the number one language inside the walls of the AON Training Complex, Valencia himself has become one of Louis van Gaal‘s most important players.

A combination of injuries and apparent lack of trust in Rafael has seen Valencia become the man who is key to van Gaal playing a 3-5-2 system but has also been chosen to play right-back over his fellow South American.

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