Chris Smalling has signed a new extension that will keep him at Manchester United until at least June 2019.
The England international, who started playing football at Walderslade FC in South East England, joined the Red Devils in January 2010. He has won two Premier League winner’s medal after 147 appearances, scoring nine goals since his debut against Chelsea in August 2010.
“I’m delighted to sign my new contract,” he told the club’s official website. “I am so proud to play for such a great club. We have developed as a team over the course of the season under Louis van Gaal and we are now playing as a complete unit.”
Smalling has featured as a centre-half in United’s recent matches in the absence of Jonny Evans and in absence of the injured Marcos Rojo.
Manager Louis van Gaal said: “Chris has improved and developed immensely during the short time that I have been at the club and has become an integral part of the first-team squad.”