Ecuador honors Valencia for his decade at Man United | The Guardian Nigeria News


Ex-Manchester United Ecuadorean footballer Luis Antonio Valencia (L), accompanied by his wife Zoila Meneses (3-R), his daughter Domenica (2-R) and his mother Teresa Mosquera, speaks to the press after being decorated by Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno with the National Order of Merit for his professional sport career, at Carondelet Presidential Palace in Quito on May 14, 2019. (Photo by Cristina VEGA / AFP)

Ecuador President Lenin Moreno presented Manchester United stalwart Antonio Valencia with the prestigious National Order of Merit medal in recognition of his decade playing for the Premier League giants.

“I’ve ended a wonderful period in Manchester, but now there’s a difficult match ahead and I hope to play well, which is being a good father, and this is a commitment to my country’s children and youth,” said Valencia, who bowed out of Old Trafford on Sunday following 25 goals in 339 appearances since joining from Wigan Athletic in 2009.

“Mr president, I hope God…

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