Winger finally making progress
Man United, Updated:
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United fans are finally starting to see the best of £17m summer signing Antonio Valencia.
The United boss brought the Ecuador winger in from Wigan as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo but until recently he has struggled for form at Old Trafford.
However, having scored in each of their last two games, Fergie is now convinced Valencia has turned the corner.
His first for United came in Saturday's win over Bolton and then on Wednesday, he capped a fine display by bagging the late Champions League winner over CSKA Moscow.
Ferguson said: "He has been the plus point for the last two weeks. He is settling into the club, his confidence is stronger and he has tremendous assets for a wee player - strength, balance, feet and a good crosser of the ball.
"The area he hadn't shown was goalscoring ability. We said when we signed him this was his challenge to progress as a footballer. Now he has scored two in two games and that will help him."
United are now unbeaten in 14 games away from home in Europe and it was also the English champions' first success over Russian opposition.