“I’m very happy to be back. I managed to get 90 minutes under my belt against Wolves. It felt good all the way through and it’s good to be playing now until the end of the season, hopefully.”
So far, Valencia has scored five goals in 29 appearances this season, clocking up an incredible 13 assists in the process. What’s more impressive is that 12 of those set-ups were provided in December or the months beyond – when the big players really come to the fore.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the former Wigan Athletic winger says he prefers to supply the ammunition over pulling the trigger, though he does admit that his famously stern expression might pave way for a more elaborate celebration, should he ever bag his first United hat-trick or more.
“I get really pleased and full of emotion when I score. But, to be totally truthful, I prefer playing the perfect pass for someone else to score a goal. I like that, it’s a good feeling. I think maybe I’ve got to leave it until I get to three or four goals and then smile more. What I really need to do is learn some kind of dance routine or something!”