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Smalling insists he is happy at Man Utd

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Smalling wants United stay
Smalling wants United stay

Chris Smalling has stated that he is eager to extend his stay at Manchester United and says he is not interested in reports of a move to Arsenal next summer.

The United defender has been linked with Arsenal on a few occasions in the last couple of years, but he has stressed he is keen to extend his current Old Trafford contract that runs out in the summer of 2016.

"I am enjoying it. I always have, and if I can contribute then I am happy to stay for as long as they want me," said Smalling when quizzed on his United future.

When asked if he was happy to wait until the end of the season to start negotiations, Smalling replied: "Yeah, and finish as strong as we can.

"If I can contribute as much as I can then I will be very happy. I have not even really discussed it with anyone.

"It's a case of the manager showing his faith in me and if I am playing I am happy and we have another eight games to finish as strong as we can.

"There aren't any negotiations (under way) that I am aware of. I don't really take care of that."

Meanwhile, Radamel Falcao has insisted he is still committed to Manchester United, even though his loan spell from Monaco looks unlikely to be converted into a full-time contract next summer.

Juventus are said to be keen to sign the Colombian striker who has struggled to make his mark at Old Trafford this season, but he is not thinking about his future just yet.

"Juventus looking for me? They talk a lot, but now I'm focused 100 per cent on Manchester United," he told Colombian radio.