The Red Devils were drawn to Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals and a number of outlets shared comments made by Smalling on how to stop Messi. The quotes claimed that the Argentine has weakness and Smalling knows about it adding that he will reveal them.
"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."
The England international has responded to a tweet from Football Daily account and termed the quotes as fake. Smalling also followed it up by releasing a video on social media which compiled all the fake quotes followed by a video of him laughing.
🤷🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/7LubIjtFvG— Chris Smalling (@ChrisSmalling) March 21, 2019