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.
Chris Smalling with the worst attempt at a header back to his goalkeeper you will ever see. Hilarious.
— James Whaling (@jjwhaling) March 19, 2017
Haha! Smalling tries a diving header back pass… And flops!! Haha! GIF it…
— MUFC Fans (@mufcfans) March 19, 2017
Chris Smalling hahaha. I'm sure the lads will give him stick all next week following that "header" 😂
— Nick Newell (@_NickNewell_) March 19, 2017
Smalling tho, no words. Absolutely no words
— MATAAAAAAAAAAAAA (@Juanderooney) March 19, 2017
Still a better defender than Chris Smalling… pic.twitter.com/GKBOwBw8Rp
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) March 19, 2017
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.
That's what happens to Chris Smalling when he spends too much time training with Phil Jones.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 19, 2017
What a clumsy day at the Riverside Stadium, eh?