Later News Aug 30

Italy, are you ready for Smalldini? Man United defender to perform comedy act at Roma this season

After eight glorious years, the greatest comedy double act to have graced the EPL has split up.


This comes after one-half of the act, Chris Smalling, decided to head to Italy on a season-long loan with Roma to try his hand at a solo act as Smalldini.


In so doing, the 29-year-old will be leaving his long-time comedy partner Phil Jones back in Manchester United. Jones will likely now look to Ashley Young and Jesse Lingard as possible replacements for Smalling in order to continue performing his comedy double act.


However, some Roma fans are unsure if Smalling’s brand of British slapstick humour will be to their likings.


But we at FBS can vouch for Smalling’s ability to make people laugh. And they can also look forward to great behind-the-scenes content like this:


Not convinced yet, Roma fans? You can check out Smalling’s highlight reel for a more comprehensive look of the sort of comedy he will bring to Roma.


Smalling, however, will have his work cut out if he wants to become the top comedian at Roma.


But let’s also spare a thought for Jones, who has lost not just a work partner, but a friend.