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Jose Mourinho hails Antonio Valencia as world's best

Jose Mourinho hails Antonio Valencia as world's best

- Jose Mourinho says Antonio Valencia is the world's best right back

- Mourinho reveals he wanted to signed Valencia while at Real Madrid

Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho says right-back, Antonio Valencia is the best in that position in world football.

Jose Mourinho hails Antonio Valencia as world's best

Mourinho (left), Antonio Valencia (right)

Mourinho in an interview with MUTV, said the Ecuadorian is better than Chelsea full-back Victor Moses.

He was, however, converted to that position in 2015 and has emerged as one of the first names on the team-sheet under Mourinho.

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When asked if Valencia’s form was the reason for his new deal, Mourinho told MUTV: “I don’t think it is a reward, I don’t see it in this perspective. I just think he is the best right-back you can have.

“There is no better right-back in football. It is just for us to keep the best. I don’t think it is a reward. It is a privilege for us to have such a good player and such a good man.”

The former Inter Milan boss revealed that he had wanted to sign Valencia for Real Madrid.

“He was not playing at right-back [at the time I wanted him at Madrid]. Yes, I wanted him to play at right-back.

“But Manchester United was intelligent and strong, and immediately stopped any feeling about any possibility.

“Antonio is playing better than ever, I think. This season he is playing magnificently.”

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