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Twitter reacts to Chris Smalling signing a new deal at Manchester United

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has committed his long-term future to the club by putting pen-to-paper on a new four-year deal at Old Trafford and there has been a mixed reaction on social media.

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The club announced the news on their official website and the deal is seen as a reward for Smalling who has become a permanent fixture in the United side over the past few months.

He had forged a strong partnership with fellow England international Phil Jones at the heart of the United defence as they were instrumental in victories against Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City in recent weeks.

However an injury to Jones ahead of the game against Chelsea at the weekend saw that partnership and the club’s six-game winning run in the league come to an end in the 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Nonetheless it has been as progressive season for Smalling, who signed from Fulham in 2010, he has found the back of the net of four occasions this season which puts him level with Radamel Falcao.

Take a look at how Twitter has reacted to the news:

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