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Man Utd defender Smalling prepared to wait for first team chance

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling doesn't expect to walk straight into the first team.

Smalling, 20, admits he has a long way to go before winning a regular place in United's starting line-up.

But the former non-league player is determined to prove himself at the world's biggest football club.

He said: "You have to show the manager what you are capable of in training and in the games you do get.

"It is going to be hard and I have noticed a step up in standard.

"In terms of the general tempo and training it has been a real improvement but it has been a real joy so far."

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