I think he's looked more like the old Valencia recently. An ability to cross has returned, very good cross in first half to Young for the chance that O'Shea nearly put in his own net. I think Van Gaal said recently they'd been working on his crossing. Think it's mostly to do with confidence though, both he and in particular Young have looked so much more confident in taking players on recently. Agree about him defensively. Also agree that he's probably the better bet as a squad player going forward, on ability I prefer Rafael and think he can improve under Van Gaal but seems unlikely after recent reports.