Stop and just actually consider how unbelievable the reemergence of Antonio Valencia as a defender has been. Under Fergie he "could do a job there." The footballing education van Gaal gave him, his sheer physicality and speed, and Mourinho's defensive positioning and instructions, have created an absolute monster at RB.
Pretend you're a left winger in the premier league. Would you want to come up against a quick, strong, fit, hard man who's going to be doing as much attacking as you. He's become so solid defensively.
Name me 10 fullbacks in the world that are for sure better than him. I personally can't name many. There's no doubt he's actually a really special player. Sure his crossing could be better at times, but when you actually compare him to the top right backs in the world, he really doesn't look out of place.
Just thought we should appreciate the fact, in Antonio Valencia, we have one of the best attacking and defending fullback/wingbacks IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.
AND ITS NOT EVEN HIS NATURAL POSITION.
Hes an athlete. Its absolutely fucked