The Ecuadorian international has epitomized his versatility for the Red Devils this season by slotting in at right-back on numerous occasions due to United's lengthy injury list.
However, United gaffer Sir Alex Ferguson has reverted Valencia back to his right midfield spot and his peach of a cross that led to Wayne Rooney's opening header for United in their eventual 3-2 victory against Manchester City in the FA Cup third round last Sunday justified the manager's decision to push the former Wigan player further upfield.
"I think Wayne's been at a good level all season, really on top form and now he's showing again how valuable he is for us," Valencia said to the club's official website.
"What's great about him is that he's very bright. He sees things very early and gives the ball quickly, so it gives you a chance to be quicker and act sharper yourself."
"But I think I have a good understanding and relationship not just with Rooney, but with other players like Nani, Chicharito and Danny Welbeck."
"I think when you do manage to put in good crosses and create goals, it does give you confidence."
"I feel more comfortable being back in my usual position. The manager asked me to fill in at right-back because two or three of my team-mates were injured."
"I was obviously happy to do that, especially when he mentioned that it was only for a brief period! But I am more comfortable in my own position."
Valencia has an impressive strike rate of 13 goals in 90 matches for Manchester United.