Antonio Valencia breaks leg against Rangers

Antonio Valencia
Antonio Valencia suffered a horrific leg break in the 0-0 draw between Manchester United and Rangers at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening. The Ecuadorian winger was stretchered off after going down after a challenge from Rangers’ defender Kirk Broadfoot midway through the second half. Valencia was taken to hospital where they will be running further tests. Valencia has featured in four matches so far this season (including the Community shield against Chelsea) but he now faces a long and lengthy spell on the sidelines whilst he recovers from this break.

Valencia, who signed from Wigan in 2009 for a reported £18Million, has suffered a suspected fracture and dislocation. Sir Alex Ferguson, who has come under fire for his understrength team selection, confirmed earlier:

“It looks like a dislocation and a fracture and will keep him out for a long time. He seemed to dig his toe into the turf, and as soon as we saw the Rangers player waving we knew it was a bad one, and it’s turned into a bad one.”

Rangers defended exceptionally against United all evening and a United side, that saw ten changes from the 3-3 draw with Everton at the weekend, lacked creativity to try and break down Rangers 5-4-1 formation. For more reaction to the result read the Manchester United 0-0 Rangers match report by Yolkie.

6 Comments on Antonio Valencia breaks leg against Rangers

  1. As innocuous as it looked you could tell it was bad as soon as Broadfoot (who’d put in what looked like a nothing tackle, a simple prod of the ball) was frantic while trying to get the stretcher over and genuinely looking devastated in case he was culpable. I was pleased when Rooney made what looked like a point of reassuring Broadfoot that it didn’t look like he’d done much.

    Gutted for us and gutted for Antonio.

  2. I’m absolutely devastated; I can’t imagine how he feels right now. He’s one of my favorites and I wish him a speedy recovery!

  3. Definitely nothing against Broadfoot. Looked a completely innocent tackle. Horrific injury. You could see how much it affected Broadfoot, he looked sickened by Valencia’s injury. Truly remorseful.

  4. its a pity antionio val will b out 4 a longtime,we’ll miss so so much well,but i trust united,dey ll still survive,nothing do dem,up united 4real.

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