Report – Man United want to secure £100,000-a-week star exit

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Man Utd boss

Manchester United have got ample quality and depth in their central defense and they really do not need to further strengthen the area.

If reports in the media are anything to go by (The Sun) then Chris Smalling, who is on loan with AS Roma, could be heading back to Old Trafford and the Giallorossi are not expected to sign him on permanent basis.

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The Sun have claimed that Solskjaer is still a fan of the 30-year-old center back but Man Utd want to secure his exit to get rid off his weekly wages worth £100,000.

In the current campaign, the 31-capped England international has been impressive for Roma. He put in some top performances at the back and also managed to score 2 Serie A goals before the season got suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Smalling joined the Red Devils when Alex Ferguson was in charge of the club. He won all the major domestic trophies at Old Trafford and served the club well for 9 years.

However, the defender, who will turn 31 in November, is past his best and United do not miss him.

Last summer, Solskjaer splashed a lot of cash to strengthen the defense and things have improved at the back. As far as the central defense is concerned, Harry Maguire and Lindelof have been impressive and even Eric Bailly has proved to be solid after returning from his knee injury.

In the back-up, the Norwegian manager has got an experienced player like Phil Jones and a young talent in the form of Axel Tuanzebe.

Do you think, Man United should get rid off Chris Smalling or keep him at the club?

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