Man Utd agree Smalling, Sanchez loan extensions

Serie A campaign currently scheduled to last until beginning of August

Last Updated: 01/07/20 3:38pm

Defender Chris Smalling has been a regular starter for Roma this season
Defender Chris Smalling has been a regular starter for Roma this season

Manchester United duo Chris Smalling and Alexis Sanchez will play out the 2019-20 Serie A season after the Premier League club agreed to extend their loan deals at Roma and Inter Milan respectively.

United announced on Wednesday that defender Smalling will stay with Roma for the remainder of the campaign, while forward Sanchez will see out the season with Inter Milan.

The duo’s deals had been set to expire, with the original dates not having accounted for the season being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The campaign is currently scheduled to last until the beginning of August.

Forward Alexis Sanchez returned to first-team action in January following a serious ankle injury
Forward Alexis Sanchez returned to first-team action in January following a serious ankle injury

Both sides still have plenty to play for, with third-placed Inter holding onto faint hopes of catching leaders Juventus, while fifth-placed Roma could still track down Atalanta for the final Champions League qualification place.

Roma also remain in Europe, with a last-16 Europa League tie to come against Spanish side Sevilla in August.

Smalling, who joined United from Fulham 10 years ago this summer, has made 30 appearances for Roma this season.

Sanchez suffered a serious ankle injury in October shortly after joining Inter, but recovered to return to first-team action in January.

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Source : Sky Sports