But in tonight’s Champions League tie against Olympiakos, Valencia is sporting a Rocky Balboa-esque swollen eye that has left the commentary team questioning whether the Ecuador international can even see the action taking place around him.
By Stuart Hynd – @supers0nic_
The energetic winger was involved in an early clash of heads with Olympiakos’ on-loan from Arsenal winger Joel Campbell, and the United man has been left with a massive lump around his eye.
If Valencia completes the match in his current state he may be the first footballer in Champions League history to complete 90 minutes with 50% vision:
Then again, we can’t imagine any Olympiakos defender would be brave enough to tackle a fully fit Antonion Valencia, never mind a seriously injured one.