Man United defender Chris Smalling sent supportive message by Matteo Darmian

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Ah, Chris Smalling.

Whether the 29-year-old was the right man to be dunked overboard will remain a contentious point of conversation for a while, we’re sure, but his eventual departure was as inevitable as Thanos.

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Roma now plays host to the defender, and we wonder if he’ll ever make his return to the North West – especially with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately trying to drag his lumpy and lethargic looking Manchester United side to pastures new.

Smalling recently took to Instagram to post his first snaps training snaps since completing his loan move to Stadio Olimpico and a familiar face in the form Matteo Darmian responded…

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Excited to finally get stuck in @officialasroma ⚽️

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Darmian was the latest piece of fat to be trimmed from United’s side when he signed for Serie A outfit Parma. The 29-year-old joins a long list of names to leave Old Trafford under the Norwegian including Antonio Valencia, Alexis Sanchez, Ander Herrera, Romelu Lukaku, Smalling and Marouane Fellaini.

Credit to the man, he went about his business at United as a true professional and never once kicked up a fuss despite rarely featuring towards the end of his stint. Genuinely seems like one of football’s nice guys.

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