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United - Smalling Thanks

Rio Ferdinand may not have been physically taking part in the recent Manchester derby but he made sure his replacement, Chris Smalling, went into the game well briefed.

Smalling, who got my vote as man-of-the-match, discussed the role Rio had to play when talking about how the United defence had, for once, nullified the that a certain Carlos Tevez brings, remarking,

"I was talking to Rio on Friday and he was giving me little pointers."

"He has played with and against Tevez and seen him in training."

"He was making the point Carlos like to feel the defenders at his back."

"So you let him have his touch before you move in and go for him."

"To have that knowledge to tap into is incredible."

"It is great to have that pre-match advice but you also cannot beat first-hand experience."


It`s great to see thanks handed out where thanks are due!




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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Tuesday February 15 2011
Time: 4:29PM

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Tooks his advice masterfully as well a very well done to Smalling for an amazing performance but also well done Ferdinand for helping the future of United.
TheFamousNo7
15/02/2011 18:23:00
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Says a lot about both Rio and Smalling. Rio for putting the club first and guiding the youngster and Smalling for the way he played. The info will have helped but he still had to go out there and do it.
SFC Forever
15/02/2011 19:08:00
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Says a lot about both Rio and Smalling. Rio for putting the club first and guiding the youngster and Smalling for the way he played. The info will have helped but he still had to go out there and do it.
SFC Forever
15/02/2011 19:08:00
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Nice one Obi-Won Kenobi, I mean Rio. I wasn't too sure about Smalling when he arrived at the club but he seems to have come a long way in such a short spell, I must remember that Fergies in the job so long for a reason.
kanchelskis
15/02/2011 23:47:00
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