CHRIS SMALLING wasn’t on the plane for England’s World Cup mission, so decided to have his own summer adventure.
The Manchester United didn’t make Gareth Southgate’s final squad for the tournament out in Russia, despite featuring 45 times for Manchester United in all competitions.
Instagram Chris Smalling and his wife Sam are taking on their own summer adventure as they travel around Asia
Instagram, @samsmallinginsta Chris Smalling made some new friends as he cycled around Vietnam this summer
Instagram, @samsmallinginsta Sam Salling couldn’t resist parking the bike up and saying hello to the cute pooches
But far from sulking at home, Smalling and his wife Sam decided to go on a backpacking tour of Asia.
The couple have uploaded a new series of snaps from their travels, showing of some truly spectacular views.
It would be unlikely the England boys will be seeing similar scenic delights out in Russia over the next few weeks.
Earlier this week the Manchester United centre-half showed off his skills during a game of keepy-up on the streets of Vietnam.
Instagram The happy couple made sure to visit the world famous Halong Bay in Vietnam
Instagram The Manchester United defender admitted he struggled to fit into the traditional tuk tuks in Thailand
Instagram After a busy day of trekking there was some nice relaxing time for the Smallings
After taking in the sights of Vietnam, the defender tried his luck at a traditional game of ‘badminton football’.
He controlled the object with his chest and then completed a number of keep-ups before he passed it back.
The former Fulham star posed for several photographs with the locals that had stopped to watch him in action.
He shared the video to his Instagram page with the caption: “Street game with the locals #hanoi #vietnam”.
Man Utd’s Chris Smalling plays keepy-up in Vietnam after World Cup snub