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25-Year-Old Defender     Manchester United  Premier


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

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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.

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

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.

December 23, 2014

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Manager Louis van Gaal said Tuesday that Smalling (groin) has a shot to return Friday against Newcastle.

Van Gaal didn't sound overly optimistic regarding Smalling's chances, making it more likely he returns Sunday against Spurs.

December 11, 2014

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Smalling is expected to miss the next two weeks after picking up a groin injury Monday night against Southampton, reports the Daily Mail.

Smalling will muss Sunday's match against Liverpool, and could be out through Boxing Day. This is just the latest in a growing list of significant injuries for the team.

November 2, 2014

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Smalling picked up two yellow cards in the first half of the Manchester derby on Sunday.

Smalling has been in-and-out of the starting XI this season while dealing with groin and thigh injuries, but he'll now miss at least one match after the double-booking against Man City.

September 26, 2014

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Smalling has been ruled out of Manchester United's Premier League match against West Ham on Saturday due to a thigh injury, ESPN reports.

Smalling's absence comes as a big blow to United, who will also be without Jonny Evans (ankle). Paddy McNair and Tom Thorpe have been called up from the Under-21 side for depth, as Tyler Blackett is out due to a red-card ban. Smalling suffered the injury in training just days after he returned from a groin problem.

September 25, 2014

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Smalling injured his thigh in training on Wednesday and is now a fitness question ahead of Saturday's match against West Ham, reports the Daily Mail.

The defender will be assessed Thursday, but is adding to the defensive concerns of United. Both Phil Jones and Jonny Evans are already out, and Smalling had just returned from a groin injury last weekend.

September 22, 2014

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Arsenal may prepare another bid for Smalling after losing Mathieu Debuchy to injury last week, according to the Daily Mail.

Smalling returned from injury in a substitute appearance in Manchester United's loss to Leicester on Sunday. Smalling continues to be a tool in Manchester United's defense, but hasn't made the impact he would hope for yet.