Smalling / on loan to Roma 1 year

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  1. Aug 30, 2019

    Oldyella Full Member

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    Cheers. Yeah, fair play to him, backed himself to go elsewhere rather than sit in our stand collecting his paycheck.

    Always annoyed me that. He was decent enough but always got lumped in with Calamity Jones for some reason

    He wasnt shite, come on. Jones and Rojo (and probably Bailley, jury is out) are shite. Smalling was functional I guess, could be relied upon to do a job, but we now need a bit more than that.

    Personally think we will miss him at some point. Not convinced by Lindelof, think Tuanzebe will take his spot before season is out.
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    marktan Full Member

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    Been our most consistent CB post SAF. If he was good on the ball he'd be world class, because his defending is top notch. I think he'll do well wherever he ends up.
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    slir32 Full Member

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    This is the first season the PL has had VAR.
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    BenitoSTARR Full Member

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    Pleased for him. He is good enough to get regular first team football at a good European side Roma is a great place for him to get that.

    Selfishly I’d rather we kept him and got rid of Rojo as I think Smalling is our 3rd best defender (shame he’s not confident on the ball).

    Either way we’re making space and saving money wages paid in full and a small loan fee good but of business from United and hopefully this means Tuanzebe will get regular game time as he’s a better ball playing CB.
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    2mufc0 Full Member

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    Saving wages from crap players is a great thing as long as it gets reinvested back into the team, this clearly hasn't happened this year and money saved is going back into the Glazers pockets. Don't think any fan should be celebrating that.
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    Ole90+3 Full Member

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    How can it be a good thing for the club when United drop points due to inadequate defensive cover? By all means get rid of the rest of the free loaders but Smalling had a purpose in the squad.
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    Alemar Full Member

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    if people continue to be upset about Smalling leaving, it is indicative of them willing to be a mid-table team. OGS needs to be ruthless
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    Schmeichel's Cartwheel Full Member

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    Anyone remember the days of Smalldini & Evansbauer? We were all so optimistic back then that replacing Rio & Vidic would be a piece of piss.

    Rafael, Smalling, Evans & Fabio, with Jones in DM was supposed to be our back 5 for a decade! :confused:
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