Chris Smalling Signs New Contract With Manchester United

Defender Chris Smalling has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester United. The improved contract is recognition of the 21-year-old’s outstanding debut season, when he made 34 appearances and far exceeded the expectations of Sir Alex Ferguson following a £7m summer move from Fulham. It was enough to secure him a first Premier League title medal, while he was also part of the United side that defeated Chelsea in last…

July 8, 2011

Preview: Chelsea v Blackburn

Chelsea host Blackburn at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in dire need of a win to keep them within range of leaders Manchester United. Carlo Ancelotti’s side has won just once in their past nine in their flailing English Premier League defence, and despite a comprehensive 7-0 thrashing of Ipswich Town in their third-round FA Cup encounter to boost morale, Chelsea need to win against Blackburn to settle speculation the Italian…

January 12, 2011