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Manchester United Star Told He Can Leave This Summer

Antonio Valencia has no future at Old Trafford
Antonio Valencia has no future at Old Trafford

Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia is free to leave Old Trafford this summer after the club chose not to trigger his one-year contract extension.

The deadline for the potential new deal passed at 5pm meaning Valencia is free to leave United on a free transfer.

It also means United are on the lookout for a new skipper with a host of players already being mentioned as potential alternatives. Could this mean another chance for French World Cup winner Paul Pogba who was stripped of the armband by Jose Mourinho earlier in the season?

Valencia has endured a torrid season with just one Premier League start in the last five months. In fact, he's only played eight times for the Red Devils this season and his poor form has seen him completely fall off the radar since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Mourinho in December.

It's a potentially sad end for Valencia who has been at Old Trafford for 10 seasons after joining from Wigan Athletic. His versatility meant he was a key player in United's plans and this morning Solskjaer praised him as "a great servant". Valencia also becomes the first United player not to have a contract extension triggered.

Sir Alex Ferguson brought Valencia to United from Wigan for £16.5million and effectively transformed the winger into a full-time right-back. During his time at the club, Valencia was a Premier League winner twice and also picked up League Cup medals in 2010 and 2017. 

Valencia is unlikely to struggle to find a new club and was recently linked with Juventus.

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