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Big future for Smalling

12 April 2011 11:30
Nemanja Vidic has predicted a big Manchester United future for young defender Chris Smalling. With Rio Ferdinand a certain starter in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final second-leg with Chelsea, Smalling knows he will be dumped back onto the substitutes' bench. It might be a feeling the 21-year-old gets used to over the coming weeks as the pressure and intensity increases over the final weeks of the campaign. But Vidic insists Smalling's long-term future is secure. "Chris has done very well," the Serbian told United Review. "He didn't have any trouble stepping into the team and he showed everybody how good a player he is. "It has been a great season for him and he has a big future in front of him. He is only 21, so it is a massive achievement for him to have played so many games at his age for this club."

Source: PA