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‘Are They Mad?’ ‘They Should Sell Him’ ‘He’s Our Best Back Up Tbh’ Fans React As United Turn Down Offer To Offload Defender

Manchester United have rejected an enquiry from Everton to take defender Chris Smalling on loan, according to reports in the English media.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that the 29-year-old is an important member of the squad and does not want to let the centre-back leave before deadline day.

Quite a number of fans on Twitter were questioning the decision not to let Smalling leave:

While other supporters agreed that there was no point loaning him out:

Even though Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are likely to be the club’s first-choice centre-back partnership this season, Smalling will still have a role to play as a squad player.

There’s no doubt that United will want to offload at least one centre-back by Thursday. Despite Eric Bailly being out injured, they still have six fit centre-halves, including Marcos Rojo, Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones.

It remains to be seen if one of them will depart before the transfer window shuts.