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Solskjaer insists Smalling can still have Man Utd future

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won't rule out Chris Smalling being part of his squad next season.

Smalling had hoped to round off his loan with Roma by playing for them in the Europa League but an extension has not been reached and he is no longer with the Italian capital outfit.

"I think Chris has shown over his career at Man United how valuable he is for Man United," Solskjaer said.

"This season was about him being a regular, going to Roma, showing and proving how good a centre-back he is.

"I wanted to give Harry (Maguire), Vic (Victor Lindelof), maybe Axel (Tuanzebe) a chance, so we found out that was the best for him to go to Roma, play for a year.

"Now he's coming back and Chris has shown this season that he will be valuable.

"I've been speaking to Chris throughout and been delighted with his season."

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