Valencia `still in pain` following `brother` Christian Benitez`s death

London: Manchester United player Antonio Valencia has led a series of tributes on Twitter for his Ecuadorian teammate Christian Benitez, who died after a match in Qatar following a cardiac arrest.

According to The Sun, Valencia, who played alongside the former Birmingham striker with Ecuador, called his close friend Benitez as a `brother` and spoke of his pain in a series of tributes on Twitter.

Stating that his pain is still very strong, Valencia lamented losing his `chucho` Benitez, saying that he was honored to have the opportunity to play with Benitez, whom he also called as a `top bloke` and offered his condolences to his grieving family.

Valencia also posted a number of tweets in Spanish language, mourning his late teammate, the report added.


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