Photo: Man United star enjoys date night after Newcastle stalemate

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling treats his girlfriend to dinner after a goalless draw with Newcastle United

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Chris Smalling treated his girlfriend to a date night as the Manchester United defender looked to forget a disappointing stalemate with Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The England international has been one of United’s most-impressive performers this season so far after he helped the Red Devils secure a third successive Premier League clean sheet.

However, the 20-time English champions couldn’t find a way past Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul at Old Trafford, although Smalling hit the woodwork with a header in the final minutes of the draw.

And perhaps Smalling is the only United defender who can reflect on a satisfactory performance against the Magpies.

Smalling wrote: “Date Night! 🍴”

Smalling has formed a centre-half partnership with versatile Daley Blind in the opening weeks of the season.

The United pairing have conceded just one goal in four games after Michael Carrick put the ball past his own goalkeeper in a 3-1 win against Club Brugge in the Champions League.

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