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Man Utd defender Smalling hoping for even more action this season

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is aiming for even more game time this season.

He remains behind Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic in the pecking order for centre-half berths but his performance at right-back against City underlined his versatility and value.

He said: "This year the aim is to really kick on and play more.

"Hopefully I can start to get some more games at centre-back. But if the manager feels that I can play the odd game at right-back then I'll help if I can contribute."

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