Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed the painful details surrounding Chris Smalling Fabrizio Romano also confirmed that the Roma team is preparing to bid again.

The two European giants failed to counter the sale of the seasoned Englishman, meaning that negotiations have lasted longer than many would have liked.

Smalling is clearly over-overs at Old Trafford despite his good performance on a season-long loan with Roma last year.

United are well stocked in the center back section and this made them feel comfortable selling the tall defender.

Solskjaer usually does not respond to speech shifting but he made an exception to Smalling, explaining why no step had been achieved so far.

The current situation is basically the same as playing poker, so it all depends on who lands first in terms of how quickly and under what conditions the transfer will happen.

Manchester United have been stubborn the whole time, refusing to sell what they consider a decent player to cheap, thus becoming a kind of situation.

However, it took something drastic to not see Smalling leave this summer, and hopefully Solskjaer can tap the money.

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