In his heyday, Antonio Valencia was a flying right winger but he has been successfully converted into a fine right-back by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. In September 2017, he unleashed a reminder of his previous qualities with a stunning volley at home to Everton.
Just less than four minutes had been played when Valencia smashed a shot into the top corner of Jordan Pickford’s net from the edge of the area after being picked out delightfully by Nemanja Matic. His shot was measured at 104km/h. No goalkeeper was getting anywhere near this effort.
Manchester United won the match 4-0. Wayne Rooney’s first return to Old Trafford since his summer departure had been completely put in the shade by Valencia’s first-class goal.