Manchester United News: Valencia has high expectations for next season

6 months ago

In the latest Manchester United news, skipper Antonio Valencia believes the Red Devils are building a side that will be able to mount a serious challenge for major silverware next season.

United are having to settle for a battle for second place in the Premier League table, with city rivals Manchester City set to win the English crown at a canter.

Having been knocked out of the Champions League by Sevilla at the last-16 stage, United only have the FA Cup to play for in terms of trophies, with Jose Mourinho’s side at 5/2 with Sky Bet to win the cup competition at Wembley but first they must get past Tottenham in the semi-finals on April 21.

However Valencia believes that United have made real progress this term and, after a number of transitional seasons since the departure of manager Sir Alex Ferguson, the club will be ready to challenge for the Premier League title and other major trophies next season.

“I think it’s positive thoughts throughout when you look back on things,” he told United Review. “We’ve scored more goals, picked up more points, conceded fewer and I think we’ve played better.

“You want to take that forward into next season and try to put things right that maybe haven’t gone so well this season and improve upon results in games.

“We want to win even more games and not slip up in the type of the matches where we might have slipped up this season. All that considered, it’s looking good for next season and let’s hope we can be fighting for every trophy that’s available to us.”

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