The Ecuador international has enjoyed a stellar season and has been one United’s most consistent performers since Mourinho arrived last summer, which has resulted in the club extending his contract until 2018 earlier this week.
The 31-year-old spent most of his career as a right-winger before Sir Alex Ferguson converted him towards the end of his time in charge, and it seems to have added years onto Valencia’s career.
And speaking to the media ahead of United’s trip to Stoke City this weekend, Mourinho bestowed just about the highest praise he could onto one of his players:
What do you make of Mourinho’s assertion? Is Antonio Valencia really the best right-back in world football at the moment?
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