2010/2011 season appearances/goals:
Premier League: 3/0
FA Cup: (1)/0
"I think Antonio’s ability to get to the dead ball line is a big advantage to us. His football brain was there to see when he made Chicharito’s second goal against Marseille, his pass to Ryan was fantastic."
– Sir Alex Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed the return to fitness of Antonio Valencia in time for the season's run-in.
The shrewd signing from Wigan underwent surgery after suffering a serious ankle injury during the Champions League draw with Rangers last September.
After a period of rehabilitation, he made his comeback in the FA Cup victory against Arsenal and also impressed in the matches with Olympique de Marseille and Bolton - even winning ManUtd.com's latest Player of the Month award for his efforts in those three fixtures.
"He’s showed in the parts of the games he’s played so far why we’ve missed him," enthused Sir Alex during an interview in the latest Inside United.
"He’s a fantastic footballer and he came on at the right time against Marseille because Nani was starting to wilt a bit after his injury.
"I think Antonio’s ability to get to the dead ball line is a big advantage to us. His football brain was there to see