Chris Smalling has recovered sufficiently from his groin injury that he has a chance to feature in Manchester United's Boxing Day match with Newcastle United.
Jonny Evans returned to the Manchester United first team squad for the trip to St Marys’ on Monday and got his chance a lot sooner than expected following more than two months on the sidelines because of an ankle injury.
Chris Smalling had a nightmare defensive performance which culminated in receiving a second yellow card inside forty minutes and giving Manchester City the advantage that would eventually result in a 1-0 loss for Manchester United.
Chris Smalling has joined Phil Jones and Jonny Evans among the injured center backs at Manchester United.
With Phil Jones ruled out until sometime in October, Louis Van Gaal will get Chris Smalling back to face Leicester City.
Chris Smalling's groin issue will not be resolved in time for the defender to feature for Louis Van Gaal against QPR in Week 4.
Manchester United's defense continues to have injury issues as Chris Smalling will miss Week 3 against Burnley after limping off in Week 2 at Sunderland.
Sky Sports is reporting that Manchester United is close to bringing Marcos Rojo to Old Trafford to play as the left defender in Louis Van Gaal's 3-5-2 formation.
Manchester United have reportedly signed German defender Mats Hummels for a fee of $28 million.
England Starting XI vs Costa Rica: Foster; Jones, Cahill, Smalling, Shaw; Milner, Lampard, Wilshere, Barkley, Lallana; Sturridge.
Yesterday brought us rumors of Thomas Vermaelen to Manchester United and today brings rumors of Chris Smalling and/or Tom Cleverley heading in the opposite direction.