Antonio Valencia back with Manchester United team-mates after foot surgery

by Sam Peoples

Antonio Valencia was alongside his Manchester United team-mates for the annual UNICEF charity dinner on Sunday night.

The Ecuadorian underwent surgery on his left foot a few weeks ago and is expected to be out of action for some time, so it’s good to see him back on his feet (albeit with crutches).

Man United raised a record £230,000 for UNICEF at this year’s charity even so it was a great success and Valencia will no doubt be happy to be back among his team-mates, although he won’t be doing that on the training ground or pitch any time soon.

You can say what you want about Valencia but he does serve a purpose in the squad and, at times, is actually pretty effective. Although it has to be said that effectiveness has massively diminished ever since his career threatening injury back in 2010.

Like his team-mate Luke Shaw, Valencia has a long road to recovery ahead of him and even though he’s faced challenges like this before in his career, it’ll still be a tough period for him both mentally and physically.

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