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Smalling: Ronaldo Came In To Dressing Room For A Chat

Smalling: Ronaldo Came In To Dressing Room For A Chat

Chris Smalling was named in the match day squad at the Bernabeu a few weeks ago and was impressed with how fondly Cristiano Ronaldo responded to his former club and team mates. “He came in and was chatting a lot with the players he knew,” he said. “It was good to see. It shows the [...]

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Smalling: De Gea At Home At United

Smalling: De Gea At Home At United

David de Gea was voted our player of the month in February on the official website and Chris Smalling has supported this accolade, claiming that the young Spaniard has now settled in Manchester. “When he first joined, he didn’t speak too much English so it was a hard transition but he has taken to it [...]

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Smalling: United Drills Winning Mentality In To Players

Smalling: United Drills Winning Mentality In To Players

Chris Smalling has hailed Manchester United’s winning mentality, claiming that having experienced players like Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand ensures that the younger players know exactly what is expected from them. “At this club it’s always drilled in to me: ‘Make sure you’re a winner, go about off the pitch like you’re a winner.’ It [...]

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Smalling: Rooney Gives Everything To The Team

Smalling: Rooney Gives Everything To The Team

Chris Smalling has claimed that training sessions at Carrington provide him with everything he needs to improve as a defender, when being pitted against the likes of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck on a daily basis. “I get tested each day which is what I need,” said Smalling. “One minute [...]

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Smalling: Floodlight Failure Helped Us

The first half of United’s 3-1 win was possibly the most boring football we’ve played all season and when we went 1-0 down, we could hardly complain. Then there was a power cut, the players went off the pitch, then when they returned, with the addition of Robin van Persie, turned the game around. Smalling [...]

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Fergie And Rio Row Resolved

Sir Alex Ferguson has today revealed that any issues with Rio Ferdinand over his refusal to where a Kick It Out t-shirt on Saturday have been resolved. “I always feel a union is stronger than an individual,” he added. “It’s important he airs his grievances to the right people, the FA.” Ferguson has also confirmed [...]

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Smalling Out For Ten Weeks

Chris Smalling has been ruled out for a further ten weeks with a broken metatarsal having just recovered from a thigh injury. He is likely to miss the opening six league games of the season and his injury will be felt for heavily because Jonny Evans will still be recovering from an operation.

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Vidic And Smalling Fit For Season Start

Sir Alex Ferguson has today confirmed that Nemanja Vidic and Chris Smalling will be fit for the start of the season, although Jonny Evans is likely to be missing for the first few weeks as he recovers from an operation. “Evans has had an operation,” he said. “I’m not sure he’ll start the season but [...]

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Rooney: Welbeck Always Practices That Finish In Training

Rooney: Welbeck Always Practices That Finish In Training

Danny Welbeck scored the winning goal for England in their 3-2 victory over Sweden this week. A sublime finish saw England in a great position to get out of the group, however, some people doubted whether Danny meant it. Wayne Rooney has today confirmed that Welbeck is always practising that finish in training and he [...]

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Smalling Out Of Euros

Chris Smalling will miss Euro 2012 after it has been confirmed the groin injury he sustained in Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over Swansea won’t heal in time. Smalling may still be involved in the Olympic squad though after Ferguson has refused participation in both competitions to our players.

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Richards: United Players Get Straight In To England Squad

Micah Richards has claimed that Manchester United players get straight in to the England squad whilst players like him have to work twice as hard to get recognition from his country. “Had McClaren been still in charge, I would have had 60 caps by now,” said Richards. “McClaren believed in me and Capello believed in [...]

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Smalling: We Want Manchester’s Bragging Rights

Ahead of tonight’s game against his former club, Chris Smalling has talked of the desperation the players feels to win the league this season. “We’re both Manchester clubs. That’s bragging rights for a whole year. We can’t let that happen!” he said. “They are not used to playing for just one trophy at United. The [...]

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Smalling’s Stitches Came Open

Smalling’s Stitches Came Open

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Chris Smalling’s stitches, from his injury whilst on International duty, came undone during last night’s defeat to Athletic Bilbao. He is now a risk for Sunday’s game against West Brom, who have an excellent away record. “Rio is such a great player and he has great experience,” he said. [...]

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Six Reds In England Squad

Goalkeepers: Scott Carson (Bursaspor), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Robert Green (West Ham United). Defenders: Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Leighton Baines (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Micah Richards (Manchester City), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur). Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Stewart Downing (Liverpool), Adam [...]

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Smalling: I Should Win The League Every Year At United

Smalling: I Should Win The League Every Year At United

Five years ago, Chris Smalling was playing in the Isthmian League Premier Division with Maidstone and now he plays for the Champions of England. After signing for the club over two years ago, Smalling came in to the first team squad 18 months ago and says that he doesn’t feel like one of the newbies [...]

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