Antonio Valencia admits he hasn’t managed to find top form this season but expects to impress next term for Manchester United.
Valencia was named both the players’ and fans’ player of the year last season but is far from happy with his contribution during the current campaign, despite helping United to secure the Premier League title.
The Ecuadorian believes injuries have impacted on his season with United and hopes he can get back to his best in pre-season.
“If you make a comparison with the previous season it wasn’t quite what I was hoping for,” Valencia told MUTV.
“I have maybe not been able to recreate the form of last year. But I have not been at the same fitness level.
“When you have suffered from a couple of injuries, sometimes it is hard to get back to those fitness levels where you can play full of confidence and show your ability in its best light.”
He added: “Sometimes it takes a while to get the rhythm of how you normally play if recovery from injury takes longer than you think.
“Looking back I am still reasonably happy with my contribution, I managed to feature in 28 Premier League games, but hopefully pre-season will be a chance to get fit.”
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