Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno presented Manchester United veteran Antonio Valencia with the National Order of Merit in Quito on Tuesday.

In a ceremony at the presidential palace, Valencia received his award - the second highest civilian honour in Ecuador - in recognition of his services to football. Afterwards, the football star handed Moreno the shirt he wore in his final game at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Valencia, 33, spent a decade in Manchester, racking up 25 goals and 339 appearances. He eventually captained the side, leading them to UEFA Europa League success.

At a press conference, the football star refused to be drawn on his future plans, instead choosing to focus on Ecuador's forthcoming Copa America campaign.

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