Sunday clash between Tottenham Hotspurs and Manchester United at White Hart Lane will be exciting, according to Antonio Valencia.
The Red Devils are seeking a UEFA Champions League qualification spot for next season while Tottenham Hotspurs are challenging for their first premier league title win.
Interestingly, Manchester United have not lost at Tottenham’s ground in 14 visits, but have also not won at White Hart Lane in three seasons so the game is poised for a great battle.
Valencia told MUTV: “It’ll be exciting for us as we’re playing for our place in the Champions League next season. And when you’re playing against opponents who are challenging for the title, in the shape of Tottenham and Leicester, they are going to be big fixtures.
“It will be interesting but a little bit sad in a way because we feel that we should be fighting for the title itself. But we have to make sure we keep on this winning run in order to achieve what we need to.
“We know how important historically the Champions League is here, how happy it would make the fans to qualify for that competition again for next season. So the main battle is to get back into that top four.”
Valencia is feeling fresher following his return to the squad from an injury which kept him out of action from October to March.
“I’m really keen to play,” the versatile right-sided star continued. “After five months out of action, I’m happy with the way the operation went and overjoyed to be back and available.
“I’m fully recovered and, when I play, it’s very important for me to perform well to show how much I like being here and how much I love this team.”
Wayne Rooney and Luke Shaw are still sidelined due to injury but Louis van Gaal may be able to call on the services of Ashley Young and Phil Jones who returned from injury to feature for the U-21 side on Monday night.