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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 of the first XI.

Having gone from strength to strength in his short time at United, Smalling claims he wants to spend the rest of his career at the club.

“I don’t look too far ahead but I hope I can really get an established career and hopefully stay here for the rest of my life,” he said. “I want to get more and more games as it goes on because I really feel part of this club. I’m really enjoying my football at the minute. The manager’s got full faith in me and I want to reward that in the years to come. It’s about kicking on when you get chances, like I managed to last year. I’m starting to feel like I really belong here and, the more games I get, the better player I’ll be.”

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  1. Chica Chicha says:

    Can we follow the example of Spanish Clubs and slap 100 million release clause on Smalling, Jones, Twins, De Gea, …
    200 million on Chicharito, Rooney, Young, Nani, Vidic, ….

  2. YorYor says:

    My thoughts go out to the families of the 43 members in that horrible crash. And their supporters.
    Hope they’ll pick themselves up well within 40 years time, like United did.

  3. bayobuya says:

    Clint @ 22:12
    Well said when fit Rio will walk right back in.

  4. bayobuya says:

    Seems this will be an eagerly awaited starting line up!
    Rio or Jones to partner Evans???
    Hernandez or Berbatov to partner Ronney??
    Cleverly, Giggs or Fletch to partner Anderson???
    Young, Nani, Park, Valencia?????

    Very nice headache!!

  5. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    @bayobuya, As has been stated often here, we could field two individual teams with the right amount of youth and experience both of which can equally compete for the league title and could go a long way in the cup competionsl; and we will still have enough players to field decent substitutes in either team.



    Unused Players: Giggs, Owen, Gibson, Kuszcak, Amos and a few others I am surely missing.

    Scary for other teams really! :shock:

    FletchTheMan @ 14:26, Thanks for the amazing link. True to its name, it is a ramble, but if you are really interested in club financials, then there could not be a better link to gather a wealth of knowledge from.

  6. Chicho4lyfDanbliss says:

    my line-up against Bolt dem on. De gea, Chris, Jones, Rio, Evra,
    Valencia, Clev, Anderson, Young,
    Wazza, Chicho.


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