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Smalling training on his own at Man Utd as Roma talks continue

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is on the brink of returning to AS Roma.

The Daily Mail says Smalling is training on his own at United today as the club negotiate his departure with Roma.

The 30-year old was absent from United training on Tuesday and Wednesday as he held discussions over his future with the Italians pressing for him to return after his successful loan in Serie A last season.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left the door open for Smalling but it has been clear that he is not considered first option to partner Harry Maguire despite the former Fulham defender's form over the past 12 months earning rave reviews.

Smalling wants to play regular football and the decision now rests with United if they can reach a suitable accord with Roma.

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