Chris Smalling has penned a new contract at Manchester United.
The centre-back extends his time at the club until 2022 ahead of the clash with Liverpool. There is an option for a further 12 months to take him up to 2023.
Smalling admitted his delight at committing his future in his ninth season at Old Trafford.
He said: “This is my ninth season with the club and I am delighted to be continuing my progression with this team.
“It is a real honour to play for Manchester United and we are all now concentrating on the busy schedule of games throughout the festive period.”
I am delighted to continue my journey with @ManUtd. It's an honour to play for this club & I wanted to take the opp to thank all staff associated with it over the last 9 seasons, my team mates past & present, & the fans who continue to show support for the squad game in game out. pic.twitter.com/VkuU2xhpIg
— Chris Smalling (@ChrisSmalling) December 15, 2018
Jose Mourinho was equally happy for the player.
“I am very happy Chris has signed a new contract,” Mourinho said. “Chris has been with the club for a number of years and is now one of the senior players within our squad.”