Valencia wins United’s January player of the month

| 2nd Feb 2017

Valencia wins United’s January player of the month

Antonio Valencia has been voted Manchester United’s Player of the Month for January, becoming the first Red to scoop the award more than once this season.

Despite missing the last two games of the month, the dynamic full-back topped our polls on Twitter and ManUtd.com with 57 per cent of fans’ votes, finishing ahead of fellow nominees Phil Jones (22 per cent) and Marcus Rashford (21 per cent).

The Ecuador international, who also won the accolade in November, continued to demonstrate his value in both defence and attack during his four outings in January, and his contract was extended by a year midway through the month.

He was recently dubbed ‘The Machine’ by Phil Jones, while his consistency led Jose Mourinho to describe him as one of the best right-backs in the world.

Congratulations, Antonio, and thanks to everyone who voted.