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I love Smalling because he likes to defend - Man Utd great Vidic

Manchester United great Nemanja Vidic has provided a glowing endorsement to current United centre-back Chris Smalling.

Vidic, who spent eight years at Old Trafford before departing in 2014, claims that Smalling is a true defender and loves the fact he prides his game around the ever-important defensive aspect.

"I've always loved Chris. I love him because he's a defender. His mentality is that he likes to defend," Vidic told manutd.com.

"I believe he can still improve but he is physically strong and, as I said, he likes to defend which, for me, is very important.

"You don't see many players nowadays who like to defend, there are not many in the world. That's his big ability."

Vyom Chaudhary
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