Chris Smalling has settled in nicely in Italy and with his new Roma teammates.
The defender joined the Rome last year on loan and there’s a chance that Old Trafford has seen the last of Smalling.
United did not insert a recall clause for Smalling, most likely as there were plenty of options already. Roma do not have an option to buy either.
Smalling remains calm but admits it will be ‘an interesting decision’.
“When I first came it was exciting but also daunting because you’re not sure what to expect,” he is quoted saying by Sky Sports.
“New country, new experience. But considering the way I’ve settled in, the love that I have felt, especially from the fans but everyone in Rome, it will be an interesting decision to make.”
“Even when I spoke to them (United), it was a case of ‘let’s have a good season, hopefully it all goes to plan, the team is successful and I am successful’ and at the end of the season we’ll sit down.
“That was the plan at the start of the season and obviously we’re not finished yet so come the end of the season we’ll see what the plan is.
“I spoke to (Ole Gunnar Solskjær). Over the previous years, I had been used to playing in nearly every game when fit.
“So to cut that in half, when you look around at other opportunities, there was nothing better than (Roma) that could have come up.
“We spoke openly and we made it happen.”