Chris Smalling says he was shocked at the way Manchester United handled his departure from the club. The 30-year-old joined Serie A giants Roma on a permanent transfer this summer after a successful loan spell last season, when he was deemed surplus to requirements following the signing of Harry Maguire.
Smalling says he was only told late in the window that he wouldn’t be needed at Old Trafford a decision which left him in “a sh*t situation”.
“I guess that was maybe the lowest point at United, That was the shock I didn’t expect. How it was handled. if I was told earlier that summer – and I don’t want to have a dig at Ole I would have made other plans. I knew that my days under Ole were pretty much numbered. I was just a bit frustrated. One, I would like to have been told earlier and then, secondly, I was only able to go with just a day left of the Italian window being open.