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Chris Smalling

24-Year-Old Defender     Manchester United  Premier


England

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

April 7, 2014    Chris Smalling News

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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.

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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.

December 26, 2013

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Smalling opened the scoring for Manchester United against Hull on Boxing Day, helping win the match 3-2.

The defender's goal came from a header at the end of a corner kick in the first half. The goal came when United was down 2-0, and helped inspire a rally to victory.

December 18, 2013

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Smalling is in the starting XI for Manchester United's Capital One Cup match against Stoke City on Wednesday.

Smalling has missed time recently with a hamstring injury, but he has returned to fitness enough to start Wednesday's match.

December 9, 2013

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Smalling could be held out of Tuesday's Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk due to his hamstring injury, according to ESPN FC.

Smalling missed last Saturday's loss to Newcastle and still hasn't been able to return to training. Until he does, he remains doubtful for Sunday's Premier League match against Aston Villa.

November 27, 2013

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Smalling put his name on the scoresheet Wednesday, striking home one of Manchester United's five goals to defeat Bayer Leverkusen.

Smalling started the match, and was as active in the attack as he was on defense. The team kept a clean sheet, and excelled in a counter-attacking formation.