Originally Posted by shadowcomplex
Thats simply just not true, Valencia is Uniteds first choice rightsided winger, Ferguson trusts him more than nani and he is overall much more consistent, Rooney also scores much more when Valencia is in the team, when Valencia is fully fit it will be nani and young fighting over the left side
What's that based on? Instead of just saying "you're wrong", I'll prove it. I've looked through a bunch of PL games between August-December when all 3 were fit to play, and only found 4.
All 4 had both Nani and Young ahead of Valencia.
3-1 against Chelsea
1-6 against City
1-1 against Liverpool
(Nani and Valenica started on the bench, then Nani came on for Young. Valencia stayed benched).
1-1 against Newcastle
I came across a lot more than 4 games where Nani & Young played together too. I just skipped over the ones that Valenica wasn't named on the bench, in case he was injured (although I suspect it wasn't always due to injury)
Ever since Young was bought in the summer, Valencia has been 3rd choice winger. The games are there to be seen.
*edit* further research outside of the PL shows that Valencia was fit fora lot of those games when he wasn't on the bench, but was just played in the League Cup/Champions League instead, where Fergie played weakened teams. You don't play your #1 right winger in the league cup, then not even bench him in the big games.