Manchester United Centre-back, Chris Smalling was trolled on social media only few days back when his side was drawn against Barcelona in the last-four of the Champions League competition with several social media users intrigued at how Smalling and other Man United defenders were going to stop Lionel Messi and the rest of Barcelona’s attack.
United-Barcelona is one of the marquee matches in the Champions League with Porto up against Juventus, Tottenham against Manchester City and Liverpool taking on FC Porto.
Smalling who has his eyes on the match-up with the Blaugranas and of course their talisman and five time Balon D’Or winner thinks only he has the power to stop the Argentine.
Smalling says that the Argentine has a weakness that only he knows about. He also stressed that he wasn’t going to reveal the secret yet as he is the only one in the world who knows what that secret is.
In his own words:
“There is a weakness in Messi that only I know about. I don’t think the world is aware of that, so I’m not going to talk about it now.”
Chris Smalling has recorded a good improvement in play since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over as caretaker manager at Old Trafford.
The veteran defender also possesses leadership qualities and has maintained a good defending pairing with Lindelof.
However, some footballing fans still don’t see how that defensive pair could stop a rampaging Messi when centre-back greats like Vidic and Ferdinand couldn’t hold the Argentine and five-time Balon D’Or winner down.
Man United will be going for their biggest upset yet when they lock horns with the Catalan giants in both legs of their Champions League tie.