Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia revealed a brilliant gesture from former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
The winger turned right-back is set to leave the Manchester club after a glittering decade. Having joined from Wigan Athletic in 2009, he has won two Premier League titles, both under Sir Alex Ferguson, and a host of other trophies, including the Europa League in 2017 under Jose Mourinho.
However, the Ecuadorian's career did not get off to the best of starts. He suffered a broken leg in a Champions League group stage game in 2010/11 against Rangers, early in the season.
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In my second season, I suffered a broken leg against Rangers in the Champions League. Badly broken,” Valencia said. I had my operation and then just two days later I’d been discharged from hospital and was at home resting."
“The doorbell rang.
“For me this was a really important show of support. An incredible reaction. I was back six months later and I played in the Champions League final.”
Current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave Valencia a farewell by introducing him for the final stages against Cardiff on Sunday.