Chris Smalling was recruited by Sir Alex Ferguson to do one task: to replace centre-back Rio Ferdinand. A task proven impossible so far.
He was accused to be the main reason why United lose to city rival after his red card, but bounced back and show his best performance in 2015/2016 season. The performance rewarded by “Players’ Player of the Year” by the end of the season, but it’s all going down hill from there.
Now Jose Mourinho is set to partner Eric Bailly with Victor Lindelof, the Portuguese boss is reportedly will sell the English centre-back with several clubs are monitoring his situation.
It’s always sad to see a player leave. But after his performance last season, and the fact that he never reached the height we expected, I can’t see a reason to keep him.
We do have replacements in Chris Smalling, Daily Blind, and Marcus Rojo (God forbid). However none of them can be as good as the 23-year old Ivorian centre back. We’re doomed (like we weren’t already).