Date: 13th June 2011 at 1:59am
Written by:
Antonio Valencia

Forget Maicon and Alves, it's all about Tony V

With Ashley Young looking a certainty to be making his desired move to the Theatre of Dreams most reports have been that it may be the end of Nani at Old Trafford.

With strong rumours that Italian giants Juventus and are both very interested in the Portuguese winger that impressed last season with the most assists in the Premier League. I will however pose an alternative ploy that could be in the manager’s mind.

I feel there can be room for Valencia, Park, Cleverley, Nani and Young in the squad to battle it out for the wide positions. Maybe I’m just be optimistic that we’ll keep the Player’s Player of the year this season, but see what you think!

Valencia this season excelled at times playing right back, especially in the game he was shuffled there against Chelsea! The alarm bells for this to be in the managers thoughts began to ring louder when the news of O’Shea and being sold to Sunderland came out earlier this week, with very little talk of any right back coming in to accompany Rafael in that position!

We’ve seen dominate this season yet again with Dani Alves playing at right back, but spending most games as far forward as a right winger most of the time! Could Valencia becoming ‘United’s Dani Alves’, and offer us and an extra man going forward? He does after all pose almost the exact same qualities as Barcelona’s Brazilian right back with his blistering pace and crossing ability!

We knew after the at Wembley that there would be changes made by Sir Alex, with his mission to over throw at the top of European football! Surely that means it’s tactics that need to be revamped as well as the personnel?

They said in the 90’s that we’d never beat a Juventus side with the likes of Inzaghi, Zidane, and Nedved. Being told you can’t win isn’t something Sir Alex takes too kindly too and usually gets the last laugh!


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