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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 you can be up against Chicharito and Wazza, and the next up against Robin or Danny. We’ve four great strikers. Chicharito stays very high in the attack, looking to play on your shoulder. Robin and Wazza like to drop in and try and play-make as well. They have great feet. Even before I joined Manchester United, I knew of Wazza as a hard worker. Now seeing it first hand in training and matches, he really does give everything for the team. Even if he has to drop into the hole, into midfield, maybe even sometimes go on the wing, he really does work hard. Danny’s done well. He’s played on the left wing as well as upfront. He’s a strong lad and another who likes to run in behind.”

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  1. Indian Devil says:

    He is one of the few players in the world who will get into any team and improve it.

  2. bayoRed says:

    My favourite United player this Wayne.

  3. bayoRed says:

    Wayne Rooney! Wayne Rooney, his name is Wayne Ronney.
    I guess he will strat today as match playing is as important to him as rest is important to other mortals.

  4. King Eric says:

    Some underestimate Rooney’s importance to the team. Fact is United are a poorer side without him. Cunts like Durham bang on how Rooney should be up there with Ronnie and Messi. Totally different players. Rooney plays everywhere.

  5. kohhweetat says:

    Oh yeh,rooney the hero of the red devil,goal…..!

  6. Aggrey opondo says:

    Wayne Rooney’s simply the best


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