Manchester United news

Smalling suffers setback

July 21, 2012
By ESPN staff
Manchester United have revealed that defender Chris Smalling is set to be out for a further ten weeks after undergoing an operation on a metatarsal injury.

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Sir Alex Ferguson had recently said that Smalling was likely to be fit for the start of the new season as he made progress from a ruptured groin muscle, and he had been building up his fitness at the club's Carrington training base.

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