Manchester United manager Jose Mouirnho has made it no secret that he has been very unhappy with certain members of his squad over the last season.
The former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager has hung full-back Luke Shaw out to dry on more than one occasion and around the same time was persistently questioning the physical and mental strength of defender Chris Smalling.
Now, with just one game left to go this season – the all important Europa League final against Ajax, the England international is being linked with a move away from Old Trafford.
Reports in The Sun claim that Premier League duo West Ham and West Brom are both in for the 27-year-old, rated at £17m, and that Mourinho is more than ready to sell having seen the centre-half fall down the pecking order during his first term as manager.
Whilst most United fans are transfixed on the final this evening, some have taken to Twitter to voice their delight at Smalling’s potential departure…
— Matthew Griffiths (@MatthewGrif18) May 24, 2017
@BBCSport His brother mike is better
— Bal Tavener (@baztav) May 24, 2017
@BBCSport Have him!
— Me Llamo Jeff (@MarkGibb021783) May 24, 2017
@BBCSport Yessss just take him please, I can’t stand him anymore
— (@fcab722) May 24, 2017
@BBCSport … and the loser has him
— Alick Cross (@alickc) May 24, 2017
@BBCSport Championship level player at best
— Bobby digital (@onetimewhitey) May 24, 2017