Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia last night played an instrumental role for Ecuador as they went on to claim the required three points.
Antonio Valencia opened scoring for his country as they thrashed present Copa America champions Chile three goals to nil in the CONMEBOL world cup qualifying match.
Antonio Valencia’s last goal for Manchester United came on the eleventh of January 2014 under the regime of David Moyes but he struck first for Ecuador last night and also provided an assist in an impressive game against Chile on Thursday night
The 31year old has occupied the right back position at Manchester United since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson who quit managing the club for over three years but the Ecuadorian scored against Haiti in the Copa America tournament in the summer.
Sir Alex Ferguson played the Ecuadorian at right back at the beginning of the 2011/2012 season but later played him upfront where he also performed excellently well and went on to win the Sir Matt Busby player of the year award.
Also in South America, Manchester united duo Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo represented Argentina in an exciting encounter that ended in a 2-2- draw in Lima.
Argentina currently lie in the fifth position of the CONMEBOL table and are three points behind Uruguay who currently occupy the first position of the CONMEBOL table.
Elsewhere, David De Gea started for the Spanish side as they played a 1-1 draw with Italy in Turin yesterday where both Manchester United players Ander Herrera and Matteo Darmian where unused substitutes.