Fergie - Valencia not fully fit

Red Devils boss insists that winger is still not 100 per cent

Antonio Valencia: Impressed with a spectacular long-range effort against Aldershot

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Antonio Valencia is still improving despite his fantastic goal against Aldershot.

The 26-year-old made a great impact after his return from a broken ankle in the latter stages of last season but Ferguson believes he should take more care this time round to prevent further injury.

The Ecuadorian was sidelined for a large period of the 2010/2011 campaign due to the sickening injury he suffered against Rangers.

"I had a chat with Antonio yesterday," Ferguson revealed to MUTV after the 3-0 win in the Carling Cup.

"He, himself, says he needs games. He was a long time out and has been back but probably needs another few games. Tonight was another one."

Valencia showed no signs of being unfit when scoring United's third goal at the EBB Stadium but after being used at right-back recently, the winger will be wanting to prove his fitness in a hope to return to his preferred position.