Manchester United midfielder Antonio Valencia has stated that the team is ready to face Manchester City in the preseason game.
Indeed, both Manchester clubs will be opposed in the International Champions Cup which will be held in Beijing China. The tournament will serve as a preseason preparation game.
Antonio Valencia just joined Manchester United after a busy period at the Copa America. The player has been representing his country Ecuador at the Copa America Centenario in the United States during the summer. The team was eliminated in the quarter-finals by the United States team.
Antonio Valencia said that it does not matter whether the game is a friendly one or not. It will be a derby game between two great clubs, and both sets of players will be ready for it. He said that it would be important for them to play well because there will be Manchester United fans that will be there. It will be the first match also between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola as they prepare themselves for a long Premier League season.
Antonio Valencia said that it is important that Manchester United prepare well and that the players enjoy themselves as well. He hopes that the game will be an exciting one and that the fans will be pleased by the quality of the football. He said that it is always a great occasion be playing against sides such as Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund who will all be participating in the tournament.
Antonio Valencia said that he is ready for the new season. He believes that Jose Mourinho will improve the team and that they will be able to win trophies as from next season. He admitted however the Premier League will be quite competitive next season and that they will have to be ready as from the start.