How many times did we see it last year? ‘Berbatov to Valencia on the right, his cross comes in and Rooney puts it away”. It all came to an abrupt end with a simple, harmless looking challenge against Glasgow Rangers in September and we have not seen the 25 year old Ecuador international since. Well here he is, back in training and raring to go with Manchester United fans looking forward to seeing him back in action. But a word of warning, the last thing Valencia will need is to have unrealistic expectations placed upon him. He has come back from a horrendous injury and time – lots of it, will be required for him to find his old form.
There can be little doubt that Sir Alex Ferguson and his medical staff will handle the comeback with all the patience required but at least the exciting winger is back on the training pitch. Unfair pressure will be the last thing he needs, personally, I don’t expect to see the old, exciting Valencia that we know until next season at the earliest. Anything more than that will be an unexpected and pleasant bonus. Welcome back Antonio.
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