Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has signed a new contract.
The centre-back extends his time at the club until 2022 ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Liverpool. There is an option for a further 12 months to take him up to 2023.
Smalling admitted his delight at committing his future in his ninth season at Old Trafford.
He said: “This is my ninth season with the club and I am delighted to be continuing my progression with this team.
“It is a real honour to play for Manchester United and we are all now concentrating on the busy schedule of games throughout the festive period.”
Jose Mourinho was equally happy for the player.
“I am very happy Chris has signed a new contract,” Mourinho said. “Chris has been with the club for a number of years and is now one of the senior players within our squad.”