Antonio Valencia says he has seen improvement from Manchester United this season and expects them win more in 2018-19.
The Ecuadorian who plays as a right-back and also the vice-captain for Manchester United is hopeful that the Red Devils are improving and have been in good form this season. They have just one title to aim at this season, having made the semi-finals of the FA Cup, but are considered to be heading in the right direction.
“I think it’s positive thoughts throughout when you look back on things.” Valencia said in an interview. “We’ve scored more goals, picked up more points, conceded fewer and I think we’ve played better. You want to take that forward into next season and try to put things right that maybe haven’t gone so well this season and improve upon results in games. We want to win even more games and not slip up in the type of the matches where we might have slipped up this season.”
The mood inside the United camp has been buoyed by their thrilling derby victory over champions-elect Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Having fought their way back from two goals down to prevail 3-2, the Red Devils have shown that they are capable of competing with the best in the business.
“After the game on Saturday, of course it was a fantastic feeling and, two days later when you come back into training, it still felt brilliant and that great vibe stays with you.” Valencia added “You carry it with you into the next training sessions which is what we’ve done.”
The Red Devils are most likely to miss the Premier League title to their city rivals Manchester City however, the United will focus more on their first FA Cup series against Tottenham Hotspur on 21st of April. Manchester has has a decent season this Premier League if not excellent. Valencia, who has been in United since a long time believes to carry on the ‘good vibe’ within the team and pushing their limitations next season.