February 04, 2011

Man Utd News: Smalling smiling at Old Trafford life

Thu, 03 Feb 15:19:07 2011 Man Utd News. Smalling smiling at Old Trafford life

Chris Smalling has been pleasantly surprised at how easily he has settled into life at Manchester United.

There were quite a few eyebrows raised when Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed an intention to sign the 21-year-old from Fulham for £10million.

It was a huge fee for a player who had only made his Cottagers debut the previous May and boasted just 19 appearances when he finally made the move north last summer.

Yet Smalling has excelled in his new surroundings, surging past Jonny Evans in the central defensive pecking order, confidently replacing Rio Ferdinand or Nemanja Vidic when he required.
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Smalling smiling at Old Trafford life – Yahoo! Eurosport UK