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Fulham defender Hangeland backing Smalling to be Man Utd success

Fulham defender Brede Hangeland says Chris Smalling will be a big success at Manchester United.

The England Under-21 defender, playing for non-league Maidstone just two years ago, will complete a remarkable rise when he moves to Old Trafford in the summer.

"He has got just the right mentality and has worked really hard," said the Norwegian. "We have told him to try and stick to that philosophy.

"He's young, he's big, he's quick and good on the ball - there's not many of those central defenders around."

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