Antonio Valencia will be a Manchester United player until at least 2018 after his contract was extended by the club.
The winger-turned-right-back has been a revelation for the club since signing from Wigan in 2008, overcoming a rough transition into the defensive role to become one of the first names of Jose Mourinho’s team sheet.
In his time at the club, Valencia has won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and one League Cup, as well as taking out the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award at the end of the 2011-12 season.
The news comes just days after Valencia set up United’s late equaliser in a toughly contested Premier League match against Liverpool.
Manchester United had the option to extend the Ecuador international’s three-year contract, which he signed in 2014, into a fourth year, just a week after the club decided to do the same with Marouane Fellaini’s contract.