Twitter Reacts To Antonio Valencia’s Terrible Performance Vs Newcastle

Manchester United's Antonio Valencia during the match.

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Manchester United made it four wins out of four under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the side bagging a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United on Wednesday night.

Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford earned the Mancunians all three points, taking them within six points of 4th-placed Chelsea in the Premier League table.

The game at St James’ Park turned out to be the toughest test for Solskjaer’s men so far. While several players did perform impressively, United struggled due to a lack of offensive threat down the right wing.

The pair of Juan Mata and Antonio Valencia started on the right hand side for the Red Devils, with Ole bringing them in for his preferred duo of Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young.

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The Norwegian tactician did explain this decision in his pre-match press conference, stating: “Ashley has played a lot lately. I decided early on that we needed to give Antonio a proper training period and now he is ready to train again.

“Jesse played every minute, he has worked really hard, his work rate is phenomenal, but today Juan takes that position.”

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But this decision could have very well cost Manchester United, as both Mata and Valencia failed to offer much throughout the game.

The Ecuadorian, especially, completely failed to provide an attacking outlet down the right as Ashley Young consistently has, and supporters of the club were specifically critical of this fact on social media.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Valencia’s showing against the Magpies: