26 Facts About Chris Smalling

1. Chris Smalling began his career by becoming a member of Millwall's youth academy prior to going to play for Maidstone United's youth program where he produced a breakthrough in to the senior group in 2007.

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2. Chris Smalling claimed the outfit was 'an attempted comedy play' on the popular 'Jagerbomb' alcoholic drink, which is thought to be why he attached bottles of Jagermeister and Red Bull to his belt as imitation grenades.

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3. On January 2014, Chris Smalling gave an apologised for his 'ill-thought out and insensitive' decision to dress as a suicide bomber at a fancy dress party.

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4. Chris Smalling studied travel and tourism, media studies and business studies to A-level, as well as economics at AS-level, and achieved good grades in all his subjects.

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5. Chris Smalling certainly is the perfect long-term replacement for Phil Jagielka and an ideal defensive partner for Michael Keane.

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6. Chris Smalling has always been a very important player for United.

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7. Chris Smalling is out of contract in the summer, but The Sun reported that United could trigger a 12-month option in his deal and that was likely to prompt Marco Silva into making a move when the winter window opens.

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8. Chris Smalling is in line to receive a brand new deal worth £120,000-a-week at Manchester United, according to reports.

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9. Chris Smalling set for new £120,000-a-week contract at Manchester United—report.

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10. Chris Smalling has responded to that trust with some fine performances at the back, and right now looks to be a first-choice defender at the centre-back role next to Victor Lindelof.

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11. Chris Smalling joined The Red Devils from Fulham back in 2010 and while he has alternated as a starter at times, he has settled as a key defensive piece during the current term.

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12. Chris Smalling has made over 300 appearances for United since a 2010 move from Fulham, and has been a regular for Jose Mourinho's side this season.

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13. Chris Smalling has made over 300 appearances for United since a 2010 move from Fulham, and has been a regular.

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14. Chris Smalling will see his Manchester United contract expire at the end of the season, and West Ham United should make a move for the central defender.

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15. Chris Smalling offered a new contract Manchester United have a rather settled centre-half pairing this season.

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16. Chris Smalling is the latest Manchester United player to open talks with the club about a new contract, Sky Sports News understands.

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17. Chris Smalling is in talks with Manchester United over a new contract.

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18. Manchester United star Chris Smalling is in talks over a new bumper £120,000-a-week deal to stay at Old Trafford.

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19. Chris Smalling will be hoping to feature when Manchester United will take on Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

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20. Chris Smalling is keen to secure a new contract worth £120,000 a week at Manchester United, according to reports in the British media.

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21. Chris Smalling registered his surprise and responded, "I'm as good a defender as anyone.

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22. Chris Smalling was dropped by England manager Gareth Southgate in November 2017, as Southgate felt players such as John Stones, Harry Maguire and Eric Dier were better at initiating the play.

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23. On 21 July 2012, it was announced that Chris Smalling would miss the start of the season after being ruled out for 10 weeks after undergoing surgery on a broken metatarsal.

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24. On 8 July 2011, Chris Smalling signed a new five-year contract with United.

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25. Chris Smalling represented the England Schools under-18 team in early 2008, before making his debut for the national under-20 and under-21 teams in 2009.

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26. In January 2010, Chris Smalling signed a pre-contract agreement with Manchester United and joined them officially in July 2010.

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