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Hospitalised Man United defender has 'food poisoning'

Chris Smalling was part of England's disastrous Euros campaign. Credit: PA

Manchester United have reported Chris Smalling has suffered from food poisoning causing him to faint when on holiday in Bali after photos of him in hospital surfaced.

The England defender was seen with a bandage wrapped around his head, leading some to believe he had suffered a head injury.

Manchester United can clarify Chris Smalling has had food poisoning during his holiday which resulted in him fainting on Sunday.

The 26-year-old defender was taken to the hospital and is now feeling fine.

Smalling is currently on vacation following his time with England at Euro 2016 before reporting back for pre-season training later this month.

– Manchester United statement

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Man Utd set to sign Mkhitaryan from Dortmund

Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Credit: PA

Jose Mourinho officially begins his role as Manchester United boss on Monday and will immediately look to further bolster his squad.

Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are set to be joined by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the Armenia midfielder who is to sign from Borussia Dortmund.

Paul Pogba could also return to Old Trafford, the France midfielder having been jettisoned by Sir Alex Ferguson before thriving at Juventus.

Pogba, who would reportedly cost a world record fee in the region of £100million, is an example of Ferguson losing faith in young talent.

But one nurtured so well by the Scot has now left Manchester United after 29 years. Ryan Giggs departed last week to pursue his managerial career, having previously warned United must continue to develop youth players.

Mourinho will likely defend his record at promoting youth when he is unveiled as boss, but he will be expected to show his faith in Marcus Rashford and others on the pitch.

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