Date:21st May 2013 at 3:56am
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Tony V - remember him?

Tony V – remember him?

United’s new boss spent his first day in his new job yesterday meeting the back room staff at Carrington as the questions already begin as to who will stay and who won’t under the new regime. When it comes to the players names such as Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney are both expected to be at Old Trafford, with news that the defender will sign a new deal this week and the manager will convince the want-away striker to fight for his place.

One player who may not be going anywhere in the Summer but certainly could give the manager plenty plenty to think about is Antonio Valencia who’s form over the past nine months has been nothing short of abysmal. United may have managed to win the league at a canter but there’s no denying that Valencia seems to have gone from being one of our biggest assets to at times a passenger or even a liability.

The general feeling amongst United fans is that Valencia has done enough since he signed from Wigan to prove his worth and deserves at least the early part of next season to remind us of what he can do. Part of the reason many Reds feel this way is a bit of sentimentality, something our new manager won’t have when it comes to players.

Moyes has some tough decisions to make as the new boss not just in keeping hold of Wayne Rooney who unfortunately has dominated the headlines for the wrong reasons these past two weeks. One big decision may involve our number seven and whether Moyes can really afford to enter the new season waiting to see if he gets his mojo back.

Should Valencia be given a chance to prove his worth next season? Is it time to give the likes of Young, Nani and Zaha a chance on the wings?