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Valencia vows to come back stronger after surgery

The Man United defender is set to be sidelined for an extended spell.

Valencia went under the knife over the weekend.
Valencia went under the knife over the weekend.

ANTONIO VALENCIA HAS promised Manchester United supporters he will come back stronger from injury after undergoing surgery on a fractured arm.

The Ecuador international sustained the problem in last Wednesday’s EFL Cup victory over rivals Manchester City and was replaced by Matteo Darmian at right-back for Saturday’s Premier League draw against Burnley.

Reports in England suggest Valencia will miss around six weeks of action as a result, meaning he will be absent for games that include the Premier League clash against Arsenal and EFL Cup quarter-final against West Ham.

Valencia, though, has vowed to come back stronger in a post on his Instagram account.

“Now I’m thinking only about recovery,” the 31-year-old wrote.

“I want to come back soon and help my team. I’ll come back stronger and I’m always optimistic.”

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