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Smalling Out For A Month

Following our 1-0 victory over Everton, Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that we won’t see Chris Smalling for the next four weeks with the 21-year-old having a broken foot. “Smalling has a small fracture on his foot,” said Ferguson. “I think he’ll be out for a month and it’s unfortunate that one.”

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Smalling: I Want To Stay At United For Life

Chris Smalling has made a great start to the season in an unfamiliar right back role, which has lead to his call up to the England squad. Having started both of England’s Euro 2012 qualifiers over the past week, it looks as though he may have made the position his own, nudging Micah Richards out [...]

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Smalling For England Start

Chris Smalling represented England U-21 over the summer, alongside United team mates Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck. All of these have been called up to the senior team for this weekend’s game against Bulgaria, although Welbeck was forced to pull out after picking up an injury against Arsenal. Smalling has played at right [...]

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JT: United Youngsters Are Huge Talents

John Terry, the last player to claim a regular spot in the Chelsea first XI after making his way up the ranks, making his début in 1998, has praised the latest batch of United youngsters. Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones and Tom Cleverley (as well as Danny Welbeck before his injury) have been called up to [...]

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Betting Preview: Manchester United stars ready to shine for England

United’s young guns have certainly impressed England boss Fabio Capello who has called up Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling into the senior squad for their Euro 2012 qualifier against Bulgaria (bonus link: video interview with Cleverley and Jones). They join team mates Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young, who will be keen to carry [...]

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Time To Replace Brick Wall With Youth?

Time To Replace Brick Wall With Youth?

It’s easy for football fans to get carried away when their team or individual players are doing well. It’s just as easy for fans to lose all faith as soon as a rough patch comes along, forgetting all the superfluous praise being heaped on a week or two before after a fancy bit of football [...]

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Smalling: I’m Excited To Be A Part Of United Future

Smalling: I’m Excited To Be A Part Of United Future

Following a great performance at right back in our 3-0 victory over Spurs, Chris Smalling has said he’s excited about the future of this young team. Playing alongside England U-21 team mates Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck, as well as 20-year-old De Gea and 23-year-old Evans, Smalling reckons our performance should make people [...]

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Chris Smalling Signs New Five Year Deal

Chris Smalling Signs New Five Year Deal

Just a day after selling experienced defenders, Wes Brown and John O’Shea, to Sunderland, Manchester United have confirmed the contract extension of 21-year-old Chris Smalling. Smalling signed a four year deal with United 18 months ago and joined the club last summer. Following the impressive performances from his debut season, the club obviously believe he [...]

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Smalling: Hopefully we can play together for a few years

Ahead of the official confirmation that Phil Jones had signed for Manchester United, Chris Smalling claimed he was very pleased to hear that he was on his way. The defensive pairing put in a good performance for the England U-21s last night in their 1-1 draw with Spain. Smalling is 21-years-old whilst Jones is only [...]

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Smalling: Chelsea Shouldn’t Have Had Pen

After being denied a penalty for handball by John Terry in the box, Manchester United conceded a penalty at Stamford Bridge when Zhirkov went down in the box under a challenge from Chris Smalling. After the game, Ferguson criticised the referee and was handed a ban and fine. However, both Chelsea players and manager agreed [...]

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Smalling: Showing Fans I Can Be A Real Player Here

Chris Smalling has acknowledged that we’re fragile at the back with all our injuries, with Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Rafael, John O’Shea and Jonny Evans all currently injured. However, he hopes that he’s played well enough in Rio’s absence to ensure the fans have faith in him. “We’re down to the bare bones in the [...]

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Smalling: Rio Is The Main Man

Smalling: Rio Is The Main Man

Chris Smalling put in another impressive display whilst filling in for Rio Ferdinand in Marseille last night, but acknowledges he won’t be displacing the England captain from the first XI just yet. “When you get the shirt and a position in the team you don’t want to give it up,” said Smalling. “I understand that [...]

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VIDEO: Smalling’s Contribution vs Manchester City

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Smalling: Rio’s Advice Kept Tevez Quiet

Smalling: Rio’s Advice Kept Tevez Quiet

Carlos Tevez has been crucial to City’s position in the table this season and is currently the 2nd highest scorer in the league, behind Dimitar Berbatov. However, against Manchester United at Old Trafford, you wouldn’t have known he was even on the pitch, with the inexperienced Chris Smalling ensuring he was out of the game. [...]

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Smalling: I Really Enjoyed Manchester Derby

Smalling: I Really Enjoyed Manchester Derby

Chris Smalling was my Man of the Match yesterday, putting in a composed and confident performance that would have been unfair to have expected from the youngster in his first Manchester derby. Carlos Tevez didn’t get a sniff of goal thanks to Smalling’s imposing presence and he has explained how he was able to play [...]

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