Manchester United faithful were left with red faces after Chris Smalling signed a new deal that will keep him at the club till June 2022.
“This is my ninth season and I am delighted to be continuing my progression with this team,” he said.
“We’re all now concentrating on the busy period.”
We are delighted to announce @ChrisSmalling has signed a new #MUFC contract.
Congrats, Chris! 😃 pic.twitter.com/iKFK32ep84
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 15, 2018
Some fans didn’t share in their joy, though, lashing out at the England defender on Twitter.
Nothing against Chris Smalling. He’s obviously a lovely fella. But when he’s the best defender at Manchester United it’s a disgrace. How the club’s standards have fallen. Club is beyond a joke at the minute.
— Colin_MUFC 🇾🇪 (@_ColinMUFC_) December 15, 2018
With due respect Chris Smalling/Phil Jones should been moved on long time ago!What does it say to young players like Tuanzebe when Smalling
Is given new deal! #MUFC 🙈🤨🙄
— ily (@ily_patel) December 15, 2018
Man Utd this is not Fair 😥
ED Woodward this is not Fair 😥
Jose Mourinho this is not Fair 😥
Chris Smalling this is not Fair 😥
You should have just moved on😫 pic.twitter.com/HnTJ4Ok2AA
— Daddy Chulah 💞 (@ZoYamah) December 15, 2018
Me after chris smalling sign a new contract at man United😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/ZDZQOjyB0q
— 👑SOMETHING LITE🇳🇬 (@ollygodspower) December 15, 2018
Chris Smalling signs 4 year deal………. pic.twitter.com/0HB2jn46h4
— Graham Russell ♈ (@Grussy84) December 15, 2018
Chris Smalling signing a new contract until 2022. He’s the best defender United have currently and the most consistent defensive player, sadly.
I like Chris, he just does his job. He won’t win you titles, but not going to complain about him extending. Useful bench player.
— ‘Drawty’ (@DrawtyDevil) December 15, 2018
So, I heard Chris smalling just signed a new contract @ManUtd.. Smh!
— Nwa Oliver (@Emmylite_Utd) December 15, 2018
Not sure I should be over the moon with Chris smalling signing new contract at Mufc #opinions
— Granty (@neil71grant) December 15, 2018
4 more years of Chris smalling happy Christmas reds #mufc
— Keith Daly (@Keithd2988) December 15, 2018