Ecuador's Valencia signs new deal with Manchester United

AFP, Saturday 21 Jun 2014

Ecuador's Enner Valencia celebrates his team's second goal against Honduras during their 2014 World Cup Group E soccer match at the Baixada arena in Curitiba June 20, 2014. (Photo:Reuters)

Antonio Valencia, who is on World Cup duty with Ecuador, has signed a new three year deal with Manchester United, the English club announced Saturday.

The 28-year-old Valencia skippered the side that beat Honduras 2-1 on Friday to boost their hopes of qualification for the second round.

"My time at Manchester United has been like a dream come true. To be the first Ecuadorian player to win the English Premier League was a very proud moment for me and for my country," he said in a statement released by the club.

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