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Ecuador honors Valencia for his decade at Man United – World Soccer Talk

  • Ecuador President Lenin Moreno presented Manchester United stalwart Antonio Valencia with the prestigious National Order of Merit medal in recognition of his decade playing for the Premier League giants.
  • ” I’ve ended a wonderful period in Manchester, but now there’s a difficult match ahead and I hope to play well, which is being a good father, and this is a commitment to my country’s children and youth,” said Valencia, who bowed out of Old Trafford on Sunday following 25 goals in 339 appearances since joining from Wigan Athletic in 2009.
  • He began his career as a right winger in 2003 at El Nacional in his homeland before moving to Villarreal in Spain two years later.
  • He joined Wigan in 2006 before securing his dream move to United three years after that.

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