Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Antonio Valencia will leave Old Trafford at the end of his season. The Manchester United captain has been left out in the cold this season, first by Jose Mourinho and then by his successor.
Antonio Valencia’s contract expires in the summer, and the Norwegian boss announced the 33-year-old would not be getting a new contract. ‘We’ll see who’s here for next season and I’ve got a couple of players in my head that could be captain,’ the manager said.
‘We’ve had Antonio (Valencia), he’s going, we’ve had Ashley (Young), we’ve had Paul (Pogba), we’ve had David (de Gea), Chris (Smalling) has been captain, so there are players here who can be captain on the pitch. ‘We just need to decide who’s the club captain.’
Antonio Valencia has made over 300 appearances for the Red Devils in his ten years at the Old Trafford and has been tipped to stay in England.
Arsenal have been mentioned as a possible suitor, but the Ecuador international recently hinted he wants to play in the Unites States of American after being linked with a move to DC United.
The defender’s former Manchester United teammate Wayne Rooney plays for the capital club, and the 33-year-old could link up with the Englishman in the USA.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are linked with a swoop for Kieran Tierney as the club wants to replace the departing defender as the Celtic ace has emerged as one of the fine young full-backs in Europe.