VIDEO – Chris Smalling: Unreliable youngster to Champions League titan

His performance against PSG was huge.

Posted by Tom Bodell

PSG's Julian Draxler tussles with Manchester United's Chris Smalling during the UEFA Champions League Round of Sixteen match at the Parc des Princes Stadium, Paris. Picture date: 6th March 2019. Picture credit should read: David Klein/Sportimage via PA Images

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It’s fair to say that the first few years of Chris Smalling’s United career hadn’t turned out as United fans had been hoping it would.

A mixture of injuries and inconsistent form dogged him, but this increasingly seems to be behind him, and his performance against Paris Saint-Germain was just another example of that.

We take this chance to look back on Smalling’s journey from inconsistent youngster to a titan in the Champions League.

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