Man U ropes in Valencia as Ronaldo's replacement

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London, July 1 (ANI): Manchester United has completed the 17-million-pound transfer of Antonio Valencia as a replacement for Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo.

Boss Alex Ferguson, who welcomed the Ecuador ace yesterday, said: "He's a player we have admired for some time now, having spent the last two years in the Premier League with Wigan.

"I am sure his pace and ability will make a significant contribution to the team," The Sun quoted him as saying further.

Fergie is hopeful Valencia, 23, can fill the wing role vacated by Cristiano Ronaldo.

And the player admitted he was in dreamland after signing a four-year deal.

Valencia said: "I'm thrilled to have the chance to challenge for the biggest honours. (ANI)

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