Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed the departure of Chris Smalling at AS Roma to Manchester United.
"He is on his way to Italy. He flew to Rome this morning for a medical examination and set all the detailssaid the Norwegian coach. Right now we have six central defenders and that's something that's happened in the last few days. Chris had the opportunity to go there. It's a new experience, a new adventure. He will come back stronger because it is a big club, a good championship. There are not many English players who have played in Italy, so I think he will enjoy it."The 29-year-old player must engage with Roma through a paid loan, with no option to buy.