Man Utd defender Smalling: I'm over my tonsillitis

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says he's over his bout of tonsillitis. The England international was struck down during the festive period.

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says he's over his bout of tonsillitis.

The England international was struck down during the festive period.

"I’m fit and well, ready to go again. I just needed a little bit of rest over the Christmas and New Year period to get over the tonsillitis. It’s nothing to worry about," he told manutd.com.

"It was far from ideal. But the lads who stepped in did really well. I think we’ve probably had more injuries than any other club in the league. I definitely don’t think many teams have lost players of the calibre of Nemanja Vidic and Darren Fletcher for such lengthy periods. And yet we’re still going strong, we’re still challenging for the lead and we’re even getting a few players back now, which will be crucial for the title run-in."

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