Ryan Giggs pleased with Antonio Valencia extension

United winger Antonio Valencia in action against Bayer Leverkusen on September 17, 2013
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Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs welcomes the news that Antonio Valencia has signed a new contract with the club.

Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs has welcomed Antonio Valencia's decision to sign a new contract with the club.

The 28-year-old penned a three-year deal with the Red Devils on Saturday, keeping him at Old Trafford until 2018.

"I'm really pleased Antonio has signed a new contract. His contribution to the team since he joined the club in 2009 has been fantastic," Giggs told United's official website.

"Antonio is a very powerful player with great speed and versatility. He is very professional in his approach to training and I am delighted he has committed his future to the club."

Valencia joined United from Wigan Athletic five years ago.

Manchester United's Antonio Valencia celebrates scoring against Bayer Leverkusen on November 27, 2013.
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