Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that this could be Antonio Valencia’s final year at Manchester United, saying he is ‘not sure’ if the club will agree new terms with their captain.
Valencia has featured just once for Manchester United since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as the Ecuador international struggles for fitness.
His current contract at Old Trafford is due to expire in the summer, and rumours have suggested that he could be allowed to leave, with reports suggesting the Red Devils are interested in signing Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan Bissaka.
Speaking ahead of Manchester United’s home game against Southampton, caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that he doesn’t know if the former Wigan Athletic winger will still be at the club beyond the end of the season.
“Antonio is still not 100% fit,” Solskjaer told his pre-match press conference.
”He has had a fantastic career here at Manchester United and in England, and is one of the Premier League winners left in the dressing room.
“But at the moment I’m not sure if Man United and Antonio will agree on the next year. Hopefully I can get him on the pitch and he can show what he can do.”
Valencia has been linked with a move to West Ham in recent weeks as a potential replacement for Pablo Zabaleta, who is thought to be contemplating retirement at the end of the season.