Antonio Valencia sends Manchester United fans an emotional farewell message
With Antonio Valencia set to feature in his final game for Manchester United against Cardiff City this weekend before his departure, the skipper has sent an emotional farewell message to the club's fans.
Valencia is set to leave United after they failed to extend his contract which is set to run out at the end of this season. The Ecuadorian has won six major trophies in his decade at Old Trafford, including two Premier League titles under Sir Alex Ferguson and took home the club's Player of the Year award in 2011/12.
Ahead of his final game against Cardiff, Valencia sent an emotional farewell to United fans, "It means the world to me, a rollercoaster of emotions from sadness to ecstasy. Sadness because I have won everything as a player here and will miss these moments. Sadness too because we have suffered heavy defeats as a team.
“But thanks to the support of the fans we have managed to lift ourselves and I have no doubt they will savor more success in the near future as they deserve. They have always supported me even in my darkest days with serious injuries.
"My message to all Manchester United fans on behalf of myself and my family is to thank you for giving me your undivided support. I wish them all the best for the future and that future teams provide you with great victories on the field. My wife and daughter and closest friends will join me in my final game. I hope they enjoy and savor the occasion as much as I do as their commitment and support during the past 10 years was crucial to my success.”