Solskjaer confirms Chris Smalling’s United future


Chris Smalling has completed his loan term with Italian Serie A side, AS Roma, and has returned to his parent club, Man United amidst uncertainties over his future.

The uncertainty now seems to have been settled with the statement credited to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he reacts to the return of the defender.

Initial talks suggested a loan extension or a permanent stay in Italy after Chris Smalling impressed with AS Roma but negotiations did not work out and he has to return to his owners.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now confirmed Chris Smalling will be at the Old Trafford in the coming season by stating that the player is valuable to the club and could now have his chance.

The Red Devils manager reveals that he has been monitoring Chris Smalling in As Roma and is impressed with what he has seen. He is now assured that the defender can play regularly and also impress with the team in the comings season.

However, the return of Chris Smalling to the Old Trafford will not stop manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from bringing in new defenders in this summer transfer window as he hopes to get his team running again.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.