Ecuador President Lenin Moreno presented Manchester United stalwart
Antonio Valencia with the prestigious National Get of Advantage medal in
recognition of his decade actively playing for the Premiership League giants.
“I have ended a superb period in Manchester, but now there is a
challenging match in advance and I hope to play perfectly, which is currently being a great father, and this is a dedication to my country’s children and youth,”
stated Valencia, who bowed out of Old Trafford on Sunday pursuing 25
goals in 339 appearances after becoming a member of from Wigan Athletic in 2009.”
“Mr president, I hope God rewards you for this acknowledgement.”Valencia, 33, offered Moreno with the shirt he wore on Sunday in his ultimate game, in the ceremony at the presidential Carondelet Palace in Quito.Moreno praised the “beloved” Valencia for representing his nation with dignity and valor “the two on and off the pitch.
“He highlighted Valencia’s finest achievements, like turning out to be
the initial Ecuadoran to play in a Champions League final, in 2011, and
the first to raise the Europa League, in 2017.Signed by legendary United manager Alex Ferguson, Valencia was made
skipper less than Jose Mourinho whilst he played tiny this season due to
injury and rarely at all less than new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He gained two Premier League titles, the FA Cup in 2016, the League Cup twice and the Europa League once.
He is also his national team‘s skipper and is because of to play in the Copa The united states starting up next thirty day period.
He commenced his career as a right winger in 2003 at El Nacional in his
homeland just before relocating to Villarreal in Spain two several years afterwards.
He joined Wigan in 2006 just before securing his dream move to United 3 several years following that.
Recognised for his rate and powerful pushed crosses, Valencia converted to entire-again under Louis van Gaal.The National Purchase of Advantage is the 2nd optimum civilian award in Ecuador.