Now fully recovered from the injury that kept him out at the start of the season, Antonio is just happy to be playing and believes the contest for wide places can only be a positive for United.
"It's always important to have a healthy competition within the team and this is the situation now, given all the wingers we have at United," Valencia told United's Spanish website.
"It's very important and a real boost for me to be back in the team. Every time I play for United it's wonderful.
"My personal goals this season are to win the Premier League and Champions League, and simply to play and bring joy to the fans."