Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ramos Rumours Inspired Smalling to Best Year Yet

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ramos Rumours Inspired Smalling to Best Year Yet

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UNITED defender Chris Smalling has admitted transfer talk has inspired his fantastic form.

United were linked with a big-money move for Real Madrid centrehalf Sergio Ramos in the summer before the Spaniard signed a new long-term deal at the Bernabeu.

Smalling says he was aware of the speculation.

And the 27-year-old revealed it has triggered an impressive run of form that has seen him mentioned as an early candidate for United's player of the year award.

Smalling told the club website: "It does spur you on.

"When you come to Manchester United, in every transfer window, whether the team is doing well or badly, there are always players linked with the club because this club is always linked with the best players.

"It helps keep you on your toes and spurs you on. …

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