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Chris Smalling returned from injury against Braga having missed the start to the 2012/13 season. In the Mirror, he admits he doesn't make a good spectator: "It's been so long and it's been frustrating watching from the sidelines. I've been watching the Champions League games from the stands, which has been frustrating, so it was good to be back out there."
Several media outlets report on yesterday's comments from Stoke boss Tony Pulis, in which he admitted that he would let Ryan Shawcross join United - or any of the top clubs - if the right offer was made. "If a top-three, top-four club came in, and they paid the money, there is no way in a million years we would be able to prevent Ryan from going," he was quoted as saying.