Playing against Antonio Valencia has always been a Hulk Hogan job.
Saying your prayers, taking your vitamins whilst hoping for the best seems your best option but it appears even that couldn’t help Leighton Baines today as Valencia absolutely mullered him when the two went toe to toe in the first half.
On his way back from injury, Rio Ferdinand about Valencia:
I saw Valencia in the gym today…the guy throws the wieghts around like how I threw @RobbieSavage8 about! #strongestwingerinthegame #fact !
And today Valencia showed he is indeed the strongest winger in the game, sending Baines flying after a little barge.
Even if he was rooted into the pitch Baines wouldn’t have been able to stay on his feet!