- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Antonio Valencia has extended his contract with Manchester United until 2018.

The 31-year-old Ecuadorean has become a key player at Old Trafford since joining from former Premier League club Wigan in 2009, scoring 21 goals in 271 appearances and winning six trophies.

Previously a winger, Valencia has established himself as Jose Mourinho’s first-choice right back.

United announced Valencia’s contract extension on Tuesday.


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