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Chris Smalling signs new United contract

Chris Smalling has signed a new contract with Manchester United that will keep him at the club until 2022, with an option of a further year beyond that, reports The Mirror.

The news will provide some cheer to United fans who are licking their wounds after being beaten 3 -1 by bitter rivals Liverpool on Sunday, and who have seen their side struggle with defensive problems all season.

Smalling was forced to sit out the Liverpool match with injury, and could only watch as Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof struggled to cope with Liverpool’s attacking trio of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mané in driving rain..

29-year old Smalling joined United from Fulham in July 2010, and has since gone on to make more than 300 appearances for them, winning the Premier League twice back in the Sir Alec Ferguson days, and more recently, winning the FA Cup,  EFL Cup and UEFA League.

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