Wednesday 22 January 2020

Chris Smalling's failed attempt to head the ball back to the goalkeeper was meme-worthy

By Georgia Humphreys

The Manchester United player kinda flopped on the floor…

It may have been slightly usurped by Victor Valdes’s slip at the end of Manchester United’s clash against Middlesbrough, but people haven’t forgotten about Chris Smalling’s fail either.

He bent down towards the ball and tried to head it back to goalkeeper David De Gea – only to miss the ball and end up flopping on the floor.

The diving header mishap was one of those moments that Twitter jumped on as meme-worthy.

Everyone was being reminded of when another Man United player did a similar thing previously.

What a clumsy day at the Riverside Stadium, eh?

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