Antonio Valencia in talks to leave Manchester United and join Inter Milan

Looks likely Valencia will leave. Image PA Images

Looks likely Valencia will leave. Image PA Images

Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia is set to leave at the end of the season when his contract expires. However, by the 2011/12 campaign, the pacey right winger had established himself as a crucial member of Sir Alex Ferguson's side, winning Manchester United's player of the year award after scoring four goals and providing 13 assists.

Valencia has been at Old Trafford since moving from Wigan in the summer of 2009 and is now the club captain but has only played eight times in all competitions this season.

According to the Mirror Antonio Valencia's representative have already started talks with Inter Milan about a move to the San Siro and United have no plans to offering him a new deal.

Looks likely Valencia will leave.

The Ecuadorian seemed to fall out of favour under Jose Mourinho after being "caught" liking a tweet about the former manager being sacked but he hasn't got his place back under Solskjaer.

United can wait until March to decide whether to keep Valencia on for an additional 12 months, but are aware that the right-back is assessing his options.

Inter are reportedly keen to sign him in this January transfer window, but United would prefer to hold onto him until the summer, when they will have more time to find a replacement.

As for where the captain's armband goes in the event of Valencia's departure, the most likely scenario is that Ashley Young is made club captain but Paul Pogba wears it most weeks, with Young not necessarily an automatic starter.