There is no question that Antonio Valencia has been a wonderful servant for Manchester United.
The Ecuador international hardly set Old Trafford alight with his performances as a winger, but he has developed into a very strong right-back for the Red Devils.
Meanwhile, in the absence of Michael Carrick, Valencia has worn the captain’s armband for the 20-time English champions during the 2017-18 campaign.
The 32-year-old certainly deserves credit for some outstanding performances this season, but it appears that a number of United fans are looking for an upgrade at right-back this summer.
A selection took to social media to urge their club to sign a new right-back at the end of the season, although that is not a view shared by all United fans.
Indeed, one individual branded Valencia, who is valued at £9m by transfermarkt.co.uk, ‘the best defender in the world’.
It is certainly an interesting debate, and we will see over the next few months whether head coach Jose Mourinho brings a new right-sided full-back to Old Trafford.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the United fans, who have again called for the summer arrival of Antoine Griezmann, can be seen below:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 27, 2018
Fantastic goal. Been a great servant to this club, but please upgrade him this summer.
— Ryan. ? (@Vintage_Utd) April 27, 2018
— Steven (@OneFootValencia) April 27, 2018
Hit and hope, wouldn’t hit That shot in if he had it 100000 times.
— Adam (@DONTCAREVIRGlN) April 27, 2018
BEST DEFENDER IN THE WORLD
— cap (@gloriouspogba) April 27, 2018
Tony V. What a player.
— Janaghan Jeyakumar (@janaghan_j) April 27, 2018
— Grant Weir (@fitbalover) April 27, 2018
That’s all he’s done all season going forward. Sell him
— . (@FinitoClubo_) April 27, 2018