Man Utd fans stunned at ‘unrecognisable’ legend’s new look as he poses with Wayne Rooney at DC United

ANTONIO VALENCIA has stunned fans with his new look. Some said he was “unrecognizable.”

The Ecuadorian played for Manchester United for a decade between 2009 and 2019.

Antonio Valencia and Wayne Rooney met again in Washington


Antonio Valencia and Wayne Rooney met again in WashingtonPhoto credit: Instagram @antoniovalencia2525
In total they made 898 appearances for the club


In total they made 898 appearances for the clubPhoto credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

The 38-year-old Valencia became an important player for the Red Devils after being signed by coach Sir Alex Ferguson.

He has since reunited with his former teammate and club legend Wayne Rooney.

The two met in Washington, where 37-year-old Rooney manages DC United.

The pair posed for a photo as the Englishman donned his DC tracksuit and Valencia rocked jeans and a jacket.

Valencia Posted posted the snap on his Instagram page with the caption: “What a joy to see my friend Wayne Rooney driving in Washington again.”

“Go on, strong brother. Thank you, Wayne, for the invitation.”

“I’m happy to see my friend DC United in Washington. Keep going, brother!”

And fans were stunned by Valencia’s new look as they reacted to the snap on social media.


One commented: “This doesn’t look like Valencia.”

A second wrote: “Really?”

A third said: “Antonio Valencia has changed a lot.”

A fourth added: “They are so unrecognizable.”

Another joked: “They look like football dads”

Valencia moved from Wigan to Manchester United for a fee of £16 million.

During his time at Old Trafford he won the Premier League twice, as well as an FA Cup and the Europa League.

The winger also collected three Community Shields during his time at the club.

In July, Valencia looked fitter than ever as he hit the gym since retiring.

He has since founded his own club called AV25 Club Deportivo in his native Ecuador.

Read more at the Scottish Sun

They play in the second division of Pichincha – a province in the country whose leagues are supported by the Ecuadorian Football Association.

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Emma Bowman

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