Valencia knew he would join United

Valencia joined United in a £16million deal from Wigan and has signed a four-year deal.

“I knew last December I would be going to United,” Valencia told Ecuadorian television.

“I had a conversation with Alex Ferguson, and he told me once the season was over he wanted to have me in his squad – I felt honoured

“What he said was as good as having signed a contract – he does what he says.”