Slaven Bilic lavished so much praise on Chris Smalling after the England v Slovakia, he started a few conspiracy theories running.
The Hammers boss is known to be in the market for a central deender but Smalling – Manchester United’s England man? Hmm.
Following the game he said: “Smalling’s great on the ball, can pass well, is very vocal, a leader, great in the air, very quick – blimey anything else? –
“Three years ago he was a bit shaky. Maybe he’s not as attractive as John Stones but he is good on the ball, passes wel, diagonal passes. He’s one of the best in England.”
Couldn’t be …could it?
Always had Carroll’s measure but again I doubt whether we could afford him.
There have often been rumours linking him with a move to us, as Roman says I doubt we could afford him but also presently he is Utd’s best central defender so it is unlikely that Mourinho would sell him.