Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the team have looked better and the results have already improved but it still feels like it's unlikely to help the former striker get the job permanently.
He was shifted to a right-back position subsequently and had cemented his position at the club, but found himself out of favor with the now sacked Jose Mourinho this season.
No one knows what will happen at United in the near future but things are certain to change, no matter who gets the manager's job next.
Inter Milan are now the front runners to sign the Ecuador worldwide in the summer.
Valencia arrived at Old Trafford from Wigan in 2009 as a pretty underwhelming replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who had made an £80 million exit to Real Madrid.
Looks likely Valencia will leave.
Valencia has less than six months remaining on his Manchester United contract, and is free to talk to clubs outside of the Premier League, and while United have an option to extend it by a further 12 months, they have no intention to do so according to the Sunday Mirror.
Valencia has been United captain on and off for a while.
The report has claimed that Inter would like to land Valencia during the January transfer window, but United want to keep him until the end of the season due to their busy fixture list.
It's been almost a decade of Valencia being a mainstay at Old Trafford but it looks like the end for him.