The Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are no stranger to rumours and reports, though usually about players joining the club.
Indeed, recent reports suggesting one big man (who isn’t Wayne Rooney) could soon leave Old Trafford come slightly out of left field.
Having skippered the side regularly during Louis van Gaal’s era in charge at the Theatre of Dreams, it’s been quite a fall from grace for the England international since Mourinho’s arrival.
With Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and even the crocked Marcos Rojo surely ahead of him in the pecking order these days, many of our resident Red Devils aren’t all that concerned about losing the former Fulham man.
So, considering all of this, here’s a look at how United fans reacted on Twitter to the Smalling reports.
thank the heavens
— ONILUDE ABIOLA (@scalywayne_101) May 22, 2017
A lot of fans are complaining about Smalling but he looked like on of the best defenders in the league under LVG #MUFC
— Mr OJ (@OJSBBALLTHTS) May 22, 2017
#MUFC fans want Smalling gone cos the team conceded goals with him playing. I totally agree. We never conceded with Rio n Vidic in defense
— Neeraj C. Shetty (@The_HoodedClaw) May 22, 2017
Going out on one here, Phil Jones is better than Smalling IMO. He will put his head on the line where Smalling tries to be to casual #mufc
— Jamie Murphy (@jamiesmurph7) May 22, 2017
— Jimmy McBride (@jimmymcbride1) May 22, 2017
This makes no sense. Smalling is a much more reliable defender than Jones is.
— Mister U (@MisterUDJ) May 22, 2017