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01/08/2011 11:00, Report by Communications Dept

Valencia signs new deal

Antonio Valencia has signed a new four-year deal which will keep the winger at Old Trafford until the end of the 2014/15 season.

The 25-year-old Ecuadorian joined the Reds from Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2009 and has made 69 appearances, scoring 10 goals. He has won one Barclays Premier League title and a Carling Cup winners’ medal.

Sir Alex Ferguson said: "Antonio has made a fantastic contribution since his arrival. His speed, crossing ability and versatility have been a big asset for us.

"He has a quiet, unassuming way of going about his business, which is underlined by great strength of character – as his recovery from such a bad injury last season proves."

Valencia said: "I am delighted to stay at United. Since my first day at Carrington, I have been happy here. I hope that I can continue to develop as a player.

"I am looking forward to making my contribution to helping this squad compete for more trophies."

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