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“Better than Maguire” – Some Man United fans react as veteran star leaves for Serie A side

Chris Smalling is keen on joining AS Roma permanently
Smalling is keen on joining AS Roma permanently

Manchester United fans react as Chris Smalling leaves club

As confirmed by the club’s official site, Manchester United have reached an agreement with AS Roma for the transfer of defender Chris Smalling.

The veteran centre-back spent last season on loan at the Serie A club. He showcased a number of top performances and cemented himself as one of the best defenders in the league.

Signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2010 from Fulham, Smalling has made 323 appearances for the club, scoring 18 goals.

He has won five major titles at United, including two Premier League triumphs.

The 30-year-old developed a knack for scoring in the Manchester Derby. In fact, he scored thrice in wins against City including the famous 3-2 win in 2018.

We take a look at how fans reacted to the news on Twitter.

Fans react as Chris Smalling joins Roma

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Written by Pranav Nair

An Engineering postgraduate with a keen interest in statistics, pop culture and football.

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