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 any more.

“I was lucky to win the league in my first season and, at the risk of sounding greedy, I want to win the league every year,” he told the club’s official site. “That’s how it should be at Manchester United. In fact, I’d be disappointed if we didn’t win at least one or two trophies every season. I don’t feel like a new boy at all anymore. I’ve been here for 18 months, so I feel well and truly settled. I think I’ve learnt a lot since I joined and I’m striving all the time to improve because I want to be a part of many more title wins in the future.”




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