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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 is worthy of an improved contract, as well as wanting to ward off any interest from elsewhere.

“This is a great club and, in the short time I have been here, I have already achieved more than I could have ever expected to,” Smalling told the official. “I am looking forward to a long and successful career at Manchester United.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Jaandsdad says:


    fair enough mate.

  2. Jaandsdad says:

    Fletcher must be looking like Old man Steptoe at the minute with all the weight loss, get well soon Fletcherinho

  3. Zelh says:

    Diarra left out of pre season squad by madrid.

    I hope we don’t sign him.

  4. King Eric says:

    Cheers lads. Just seen it on sky about fletcher. “Old man steptoe“ nice one jandsdad.

    Willie. Outside pal.

    I have a feeling phil jones will become our midfield destroyer over time and its no coincidence he has been given the four shirt. Leaving smalling and jonny as centre half competition.

    Well excited about the season. Lot of weeding out being done and as much as I hate to say it the squad was getting stale. Exciting times ahead. Fletch vida rio rooney carrick and pat are now the seniors with ryan.

    Costas. Hello mate.

  5. scan74 says:

    Nice one Scott wise words my friend

    you deserve better with all the work you put in pal

    all the best mate

    Scan 74

  6. smartalex says:

    King Eric, how are you sir? Strong and happy, I hope.
    I saw that you were pulled in by the perviously irritating, and I was saddened by it.
    The whole unsavoury affair required careful handling, and did not need me to show anger,
    so I withdrew, and applied logic rather than bluster.

  7. dannysoya says:

    fletch missing the tour is part of his recovery so i have no problems with that. not like he’s injured or anything.

  8. bchilds says:

    Good news but I can’t help thinking was there any need? He was barely 18-months into his contract!

  9. Mr C says:

    When I saw 450 odd comments were listed against this Smalling post my first thought was, ‘ wow, Chris is good but I didn’t realise he was that popular’. Then I started readling the through…

    Anyway, I’m glad Chris has signed up – there’s definately quality there. With one or two exceptions needed to spice up the mix, there’s much more mileage in bringing in young talent like Chris and inducting them in the United way, as opposed to trying to piece together overpaid bands of merceneries like City and Chelsea.

  10. Zibbie says:

    churlish, cool I learned a new word. Thanks wille.

  11. King Eric says:

    Smartalex. Hello my pal. Sorry just revisited this thread. Yeah good thanks. Hope you are ok. The new thread has seen the best discussions about United in weeks. Good to see.

  12. kev e says:

    @smartalex… good work for not rising to the shit that zibbie was throwing at you. with 500 comments to read to flick through all the abuse is really fucking dull.

    @str… you’ll lose a lot of silent readers if you disable the comments…. the reason I come on here is to read the insightful thoughts from guys like Denton, Giles and Balaji. I wouldn’t be visiting to read a four line extract of an interview by Paddy! you just need to block some email addresses from posting…

    @everyone… time for everybody who posts abuse and utter shit fuck off!!!!

    only 5 weeks of this to go…

  13. Gee says:

    @ Everybody

    Ive been coming on this blog for years now, not constantly commenting like some of the regulars (oh and I know who the ORIGINAL posters from day 1 are, does that mean im special!! LOL) but putting my 2 cents worth in to discussions when I felt the need to, e.g. TODAY. BUT over the last 12 months I’ve rarely been posting coz I’m sick of all the bullshit, mard arse arguments about nothing and people saying things like ‘you cant use this term’ and so on and so fourth. Its a blog about Utd and not a blog for little bitches to come on and start fucking crying about bollocks!! If you dont agree with what someone posts fucking ignore it, of course I know disagreemnts happen and if somebody puts you down you react but it doesnt mean everyday has to be turned into a bitching contest, seriously its starting to look like a fucking womens PMT blog instead of a Utd blog!!

    STR thank you for commenting on this and putting a warning out about what could happen if it continues, it is a great shame to see the top blog you developed becoming a turn off coz of the bitch shit thats being spouted!!

  14. Axeman says:

    Well it looks like Berba may stay after all. Good news if that’s true

  15. Fred says:

    How did this geezer post his message in BOLD type? 8O


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