Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested Chris Smalling could return to Old Trafford when his season-long loan spell at Roma finishes at the end of the season.
Smalling, who first joined United from Fulham in 2010, moved to the Serie A club over the summer, and has made 11 appearances for the club so far, scoring twice.
His future at United appeared in doubt when he went on loan, but Solskjaer has hinted he could yet return to the fold in the first-team at his parent club when his deal with Roma comes to an end.
“He’s a boy who couldn’t be here without being a regular and we decided on that,” Solskjaer said. “I am so, so happy for him because we can see the top player he is.”
When asked if he expected Smalling to return after his loan spell, Solskjaer simply said: “Yes”.
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