An image has emerged today showing Manchester United defender Chris Smalling looking worse for wear.
The Englishman is now on holiday after England’s poor showing in the European Championships this Summer but it looks as though any chance he had of escaping that pain has disappeared with this latest photo.
The defender has been snapped with his head and left wrist bandaged whilst he is also wearing a neck brace after an as yet unconfirmed surfing accident.
It’ll come as a worry to new United boss Jose Mourinho who is looking to improve on Louis Van Gaal’s underwhelming tenure. The Portuguese is known to focus on defence as his base for winning titles but with one of United’s key centre-halves seemingly out of action for some time now it could already hamper his pre-season plans.
There aren’t many upsides to this story but at least Smalling’s fans won’t be left completely downbeat – he can still evidently sign autographs…
— FootyRoom (@footyroom) July 4, 2016