Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho doesn’t need new right-back… he has Antonio Valencia – Neville

Jose Mourinho’s side cantered to a 4-0 win over Everton earlier today at Old Trafford.

Antonio Valencia scored a brilliant opener on the edge of the area in the first half before Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial capped off the victory by scoring against his old club.

Valencia has been one of United’s most consistent performers over the past couple of seasons.

And Sky Sports pundit Neville thinks the Ecuadorian has made the position his own, and is ‘head and shoulders’ above Matteo Darmian.

“He’s been absolutely outstanding for the last 18 months, two years,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“I had doubts as to whether it could last in the long term with him, I thought it was more of a stop gap until they signed a right-back. But he’s the real thing.

“He is a top right-back now; he’s strong, quick, supports the attack, and doesn’t make any mistakes.

“United don’t need to sign a right-back. 

“To think they signed Matteo Darmian as the right-back, Valencia is head and shoulders above him.”

Neville, however, wasn’t pleased with the Red Devils’ display against the Toffees, adding: “No it wasn’t a good performance, there’s a bit of a pattern building though in terms of getting in front and then being patient and waiting.

“Sometimes they are even retreating a little bit with a couple of defensive substitutions and then the other team gets a little bit desperate, but then they score goals later on in the game.

“That’s happened two or three times now this season.”