PICTURE: Manchester United Announce New Contract With Defender Until 2019

It was announced at 3pm GMT on Tuesday afternoon that Chris Smalling has signed a new contract at Manchester United which keeps him at the club until at least June 2019. Smalling, 25, has won two Premier League medals with United, made 147 appearances, and scored nine goals since his debut against Chelsea in the Community Shield in August 2010.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal said:

“Chris has improved and developed immensely during the short time that I have been at the club and has become an integral part of the first-team squad. He always conducts himself in a very professional manner and it is also pleasing that he has scored some important goals this season too. I am delighted he has signed a new contract.”

Chris Smalling said:

“I’m delighted to sign my new contract. I am so proud to play for such a great club. We have developed as a team over the course of the season under Louis van Gaal and we are now playing as a complete unit. This is a very exciting time to be at Manchester United, we are all determined to get back to where we belong and competing at the highest level.”