Chris Smalling rewarded for fine form

Manchester United’s England defender Chris Smalling has signed a new contract at the club which keeps him with the Reds until at least June 2019.

The England International, 25, joined United from Fulham in 2010 and has won two Premier League titles at Old Trafford, made 147 appearances, and scored nine goals since his debut against Chelsea in the Community Shield in August 2010.

Louis van Gaal, United boss said: “He’s improved and developed immensely in the short time I have been at the club and become an integral part of the squad”.

“He always conducts himself in a very professional manner and it is also pleasing that he has scored some important goals this season too. I am delighted he has signed a new contract”.

The United centre-back, who once played for Millwall in his youth before joining Fulham in 2008 said, “This is a very exciting time; we’re all determined to get back where we belong, at the highest level”.

Smalling added, “I am so proud to play for such a great club. We have developed as a team over the course of the season under Louis van Gaal and we are now playing as a complete unit”.

On his twitter account, he expressed his delight saying, “Proud and honoured to sign a new deal at the club”.


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