Valencia hopes the injury situation at Old Trafford will get better.


Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia has said that he hopes United's injury situation get better.

The Reds’ season has been disturbed by injuries that have seriously affected the team's performance.

Speaking to United Review as reported by manutd.com, Valencia said: "We are having a run of bad luck at the moment with injuries, where we always seem to have a few players out, but we’re hoping that before we reach the halfway point in the season we’ll have everyone back and we can go on to pick up enough points to get us firmly in the top three or four."

The 29-year-old also spoke on Van Gaal's decision to play him in different positions.

"The manager has decided to play me in a number of positions: sometimes right-back, sometimes wide midfield, other times in central midfield.

"These are decisions he takes and what I do is take them on board and put them into practice.

"You have to really concentrate for the entire 90 minutes [at right-back]. You can’t afford to make any kind of mistake because, if you do, the forwards you are up against are then in on your goal."

Valencia is also poised to make his 200th United appearance against Hull this weekend and he also spoke about the manager of United's next opponent, Steve Bruce. "He’s a really great manager," Valencia said.

"He was in charge towards the end of my time at Wigan, after Paul Jewell left. He’s tough when he needs to be and I’m very grateful for everything he did for me.

“I’m just hoping we can get the better of him on Saturday."

Written by @SimonOmokhua


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