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Chris Smalling's United record so far:

2010/11
Premier League: 11(5) appearances/0 goals
FA Cup: 2(2)/0
League Cup: 3/1
Champions League: 7(2)/0
Other: 0(1)/0

2011/12
Premier League: 12(4) appearances/1 goal
FA Cup: 2/0
League Cup: 1/0
Champions League: 3(1)/0
Europa League: 2(1)/0
Other: 1/1

Total: 44(16) appearances/3 goals

Stats correct at 25 March 2012

25/03/2012 09:53, Report by J Tuck, L Kane

Video: Smalling steps up

Manchester United’s most recent signing from Fulham has enjoyed an incredible rise to the top level of the game.

Four years ago, Chris Smalling was playing non-league football. Now, following a brief spell at Craven Cottage, he’s an England international and has established himself as a versatile and important member of Sir Alex Ferguson’s title-chasing squad.

The 22-year-old is a centre-back by trade but has made several valuable contributions at full-back this term – and he’s also happy to get forward to support the attack.

Our video looks back at the Londoner's promising first 20 months in the red shirt.

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