Fergie eyes Valencia goals

30 July 2009 08:30
Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping Manchester United's style of play enables summer signing Antonio Valencia to score more goals. The Ecuadorian winger mustered only seven goals in 89 games for Wigan, a pale comparison against the number Cristiano Ronaldo plundered for United. The £17million capture promisingly opened his Red Devils account in Wednesday's 2-1 pre-season victory over Boca Juniors in the Audi Cup. Ferguson was pleased with the 23-year-old's performance against the South Americans and has hinted the tricky winger will play a key role for the champions this season. "It was Valencia's first game and we are very satisfied," explained Ferguson. "His goalscoring record at Wigan was not a good one. But he has athleticism and great power in his shooting. We have to think why he has not scored more goals. "Maybe the way we play will give him more opportunities and he will get more goals. He created a good goal for himself in this game. "He opened the space up for himself well so we are pleased and he will play in a lot of games this season."

Source: SKY_Sports