Roma sweating on Chris Smalling’s fitness ahead of Man Utd clash and hope he can face former club amid injury crisis

ROMA defender Chris Smalling is in a race to be match to face his former membership Manchester United within the Europa League semi-finals.

The 31-year-old missed his aspect’s quarter-final tie towards Ajax because of knee issues.


Smalling is in a race to face his former membership within the Europa LeagueCredit: Reuters

But in keeping with Gazetta dello Sport there’s a perception one in every of Smalling or fellow centre-back Leonardo Spinazzola will probably be match for the primary leg towards Man Utd on April 29.

Roma will already be with out defenders Marash Kumbulla and Gianluca Mancini by damage and suspension.

Earlier this week, Smalling was robbed at gunpoint in front of his wife and toddler son when three hooded males broke into his dwelling.

The ex-England defender was sleeping when the armed thugs broke into his dwelling and compelled him to open his secure.

He proceeded at hand over a Rolex and different gadgets of jewelry.

Smalling joined Roma on loan from Man Utd in 2019 and impressed the Italian aspect.

He then made his move to Serie A permanent initially of the 2020-21 marketing campaign because the Red Devils offloaded him for £18million.

Over a decade at Old Trafford, the English defender performed 323 instances for Man Utd.

Since becoming a member of Roma he has develop into a daily of their aspect, that includes 54 instances over his two seasons on the membership.

But recurring accidents have sidelined him for intervals of this marketing campaign and Roma will hope that doesn’t rule him out of their tie towards Man Utd.

The winner of the Europa League semi-final will face both Villarreal or Arsenal within the ultimate.

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