Valencia takes on legendary shirt
Antonio Valencia is not feeling an additional burden of expectation now he's inherited the famed Manchester United number seven shirt.
Following Michael Owen's exit at the end of last season, United's most famous shirt became available. Prior to Owen, Cristiano Ronaldo wore it. Before that David Beckham. Other famous wearers have included Eric Cantona, Bryan Robson and George Best, which probably explains why it has such massive significance. But Valencia is not too bothered about the history. He just wants to keep making a significant impact on the Red Devils' fortunes. "There is no extra pressure," he said. "The club asked me if I would like to wear the number seven shirt and I said I would be delighted. "I am excited to wear it and want to enjoy it, but really I just want to continue improving my own game."