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- May 8, 2011
But anyway smallings injury free run was too good to be true.
Jose Mourinho angrily refused to clarify Chris Smalling's injury after it was reported the Manchester United defender had broken his toe.
Smalling has not played since United were walloped 4-0 by Chelsea in October and was criticised by Mourinho after the victory at Swansea earlier this month.
Mourinho said Smalling felt he could not play 'with his pain' and warned the centre-back he wanted to change his attitude. Following those comments, a Daily Mail story claimed Smalling would be out for another four weeks with a shattered toe.
When asked to comment about Smalling, Mourinho replied: "Chris Smalling you cannot ask, you cannot ask because you have your sources, you trust your sources, you believe in your sources, you write what your sources tell you and you did that for 15 days.
"So now you are not going to ask me to comment on your sources' information so Chris Smalling I don't comment, you have your trustful relationship with your sources, you wrote, you spoke, you comment, you criticise, so that's fine for me. I don't say a word about Chris Smalling. I don't say a word.
"You have your sources. You do the big headlines with your sources and now I'm not interested in commenting on that."