- Manchester United defender Chris Smalling signs new long term deal
- The 29-year-old will represent the Red Devils until the summer of 2022 with an option to extend by a year
- He joined the Old Trafford side from Fulham in 2010 and has two EPL and an Europa League titles among others
Manchester United star Chris Smalling has signed a new long term deal that will see him represent the club until the summer of 2022.
The England international joined the Red Devils in 2000 in a deal valued around €8 million from fellow Premier League side Fulham.
He has since then won two EPL titles, one Europa League cup among other domestic trophies at Old Trafford.
According to information on the club's official website, the 29-year-old has an option to extend his deal by one year at the expiration of this new contract.
Smalling, while reacting to the new deal insisted that he will give his all for the club most especially during this busy period.
He said that: "This is my ninth season with the club and I am delighted to be continuing my progression with this team.
"It is a real honour to play for Manchester United and we are all now concentrating on the busy schedule of games throughout the festive period."
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Manchester United were planning to hand Chris Smalling a new contract and extend his stay at the club.
The 28-year-old joined the Red Devils from Fulham in 2010 and he has been rock solid for the Old Trafford outfit since then.
He has 12 goals to his credit in over 180 appearances in all competitions and is regarded as one of the longest serving stars at the club.