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25-Year-Old Defender     Manchester United  Premier


England

Birthdate:  November 22, 1989    Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 4"    Weight:  198 lbs    

April 22, 2015    Chris Smalling News

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Smalling signed a new three-year contract with Manchester United that will tie him to the club until 2019, reports the Daily Mail.

Smalling has turned his season around after some early struggles under new manager Louis van Gaal. The defender has been regularly named as a starter in the team, and was rewarded for that effort. His old contract wasn't due to expire until the end of next season.

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Chris Smalling: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

April 13, 2015

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Smalling scored his fourth goal of the season during Manchester United's 4-2 win over Manchester City on Sunday.

Smalling capped off the day by scoring United's fourth goal in a dominant effort despite Sergio Aguero's brace. While his four goals are impressive, it's hardly a total worth relying upon, though it should be noted that Smalling seems to have locked up a starting role.

April 11, 2015

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Smalling (illness) is expected to be available for Sunday's match against Manchester City, manager Louis van Gaal confirmed Friday.

Smalling has been a regular in the starting XI when he's fit, so he very well could get back in the lineup, though it's a tough fantasy matchup against a City side that can put up plenty of goals.

April 4, 2015

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Smalling was unable to pass fit for Saturday's match against Aston Villa due to an illness.

Smalling began feeling ill during England's international friendly with Italy on Tuesday and apparently didn't recover quickly enough to make Saturday's squad. His next opportunity to play will come April 12 in the Manchester derby.

April 3, 2015

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Smalling remains a doubt for Saturday's match against Aston Villa because of an illness, manager Louis van Gaal said Friday.

Smalling left England's international friendly against Italy on Tuesday in the first half due to the ailment, and while he is feeling better, he'll have to train fully Friday to have a shot at playing against the Villains.

March 31, 2015

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Smalling left England's international friendly against Italy on Tuesday in the first half due to an illness, Manchester United's official website reports.

Smalling will be assessed further when the team arrives back in England on Wednesday, which will help determine his availability for Saturday's Premier League match against Aston Villa.

February 12, 2015

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Smalling scored twice on Wednesday to help Manchester United to a 3-1 win over Burnley.

The defender scored in his first minute on the field after replacing Phil Jones in the early minutes of Wednesday's match. He then added another just before halftime to put United up 2-1 at the time before Robin van Persie added a third from a penalty.

December 26, 2014

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Smalling (groin) was an unused substitute for Manchester United's 3-1 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day.

Smalling has been dealing with a groin injury of late, and manager Louis van Gaal said earlier in the week that Smalling had a chance to play Friday. While he was fit enough for the bench, van Gaal didn't need him, so he'll have to wait until Sunday against Spurs to potentially get back on the pitch.