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Report: Valencia to remain at Man United this month

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Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia has reportedly informed the club that he wishes to stay until the end of the season

The Ecuadorian full-back has fallen down the pecking order at United this season with just eight appearances in all competitions.

Ashley Young, Diogo Dalot and Matteo Darmian are all ahead of the veteran with interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having only played him once so far.

Adding to Valencia’s woes is the fact that he will be out of contract in the summer and United haven’t shown any indication whatsoever that they will trigger his 12-month automatic extension in his current deal.

But The Times reports that Valencia has now told the United board that he does not want to leave Old Trafford this month.

The 33-year-old is still hopeful of seeing out his career at Old Trafford after spending the past decade at United following his transfer from Wigan Athletic in 2009.

Valencia has managed 25 goals and 62 assists in 338 appearances for United and he’s won two Premier Leagues, two EFL cups, three Community Shields, one Europa League and the FA Cup.