Date: 20th November 2016 at 8:45pm
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Man United defender Chris Smalling is set for a new deal at Old Trafford, despite the recent fallout surrounding his injury, according to reports from The Sun.

The England international, who is currently recovering from a broken toe, was criticised by manager Jose Mourinho over his pain barrier before the international break.

However, the former Fulham man is set to be offered an extension by the club, with his current deal running until 2019.

The 26-year-old, who has won two Premier League titles and an FA Cup since arriving in the red half of Manchester from London six years ago.

The central defender, who took the captain’s armband in the wake of Wayne Rooney being dropped to the bench, has not featured since the 4-0 thumping at Mourinho’s former stomping ground, Chelsea.

With both first choice centre halves, Smalling and summer signing Eric Bailly, out of action the former Inter Milan boss deployed out-of-favour pairing Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo in the 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Saturday.

 
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