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Chris Smalling

24-Year-Old Defender     Manchester United  Premier


England

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Groin    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  November 22, 1989    
Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 4"    Weight:  198 lbs    

September 12, 2014    Chris Smalling News

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Smalling (groin) will return to training Saturday with the reserves, making him unlikely to play Sunday against QPR, the Telegraph reports.

United's injury woes continue, as Smalling will be joined by Phil Jones (hamstring) on the sideline in a match that has decent clean sheet potential.

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

August 24, 2014

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Manager Louis van Gaal confirmed Sunday that Smalling suffered a groin injury during Sunday's 1-1 draw with Sunderland.

United have been ravaged with injuries early in the season, particularly in the back-line, and Smalling's latest ailment only adds fuel to the fire. He will be further assessed Monday to determine if he will be able to recover in time to face Burnley on Saturday.

August 4, 2014

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Smalling did not play in Saturday's Guinness International Champions Cup match against Real Madrid due to a minor knock, Goal.com reports.

The injury does not appear serious, although Smalling will need to get fit if he wants to secure a spot in Louis van Gaal's starting XI.

June 17, 2014

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Rumors have surfaced that Arsenal may be looking into the possibility of bringing a Manchester United player to the team and are monitoring Smalling's situation, according to the Daily Mail.

While the news is nothing more than a rumor at this point, it will be interesting to see what Smalling's role will be under new manager Louis van Gaal, and whether or not he is a major part of the back line.

April 7, 2014

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Smalling returned from a hamstring injury to start and play all 90 minutes of Manchester United's 4-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday.

Smalling missed nearly a month after last playing March 8 against West Brom, although he looked quite fit Saturday. He's got a number of decent clean sheet opportunities coming up, including gameweek 34 against Hull City at Old Trafford.

April 4, 2014

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Smalling (hamstring) has returned to training and may play Saturday against Newcastle, the club's official web site reports.

Smalling has not played since March 8 against West Brom, although he had a three-match clean sheet streak going before the injury. It's certainly possible he could make it four against a weak Newcastle attack.

March 25, 2014

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Smalling (hamstring), who faces a late fitness test to take to the pitch against Manchester City, was disciplined by manager David Moyes for being out on the town chanting Manchester United songs very late Saturday night, reports the Mirror.

It is unclear if the defender was fined, but Moyes confirmed that he warned the player about his future conduct. He will be assessed prior to the Manchester derby to determine his fitness to take part in the match.

February 3, 2014

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Smalling said that Manchester United must win all of its remaining 14 Premier League games this season in order to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League next season, reports the Daily Mail.

Smalling said the team needs to approach the close of the season as if the team needs to win every match. He added that the Champions League is the minimum target for the side.