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Man Utd defender Smalling thrilled with Champions League debut

Chris Smalling was thrilled to make his Champions League debut for Manchester United in last night's 0-0 draw with Rangers.

The defender, who joined United officially in the summer, was one of ten players brought into the starting line-up by Sir Alex Ferguson as the Reds kicked-off their European campaign at Old Trafford.

Smalling impressed alongside skipper Rio Ferdinand and, despite the disappointment of dropping two points, enjoyed every minute of his run-out.

"It's one of the biggest competitions a player can play in and I thoroughly enjoyed it," he told MUTV.

"I've watched so many of these games on television so to be part of one at a club like United is fantastic.

"Unfortunately, we just couldn't break them down and everyone is disappointed with the result.

"The next game against Valencia [on 29 September] is going to be very important now. Hopefully we can move on quickly from this result, take the positives from it and score a few more goals in our next few games."

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