After keeping countless Premier League forwards at bay, Manchester United defender Chris Smalling finally caved in off the pitch as he got married to his long-time girlfriend Sam Cooke in a sweet ceremony.  

The 27-year-old Smalling posted a picture of himself with his new bride on his Facebook page with the caption: “Thank you to our amazing friends and family who came and made the day so special! Most importantly thank you Mrs Smalling 21/06/17".

Sam Cooke, 31, who has changed her name to Sam Smalling after the marriage, two days ago posted on her Instagram profile signifying her name-change with the caption “RIP sam cooke. We had some fun!”

Smalling's wife was a glamour model based out of Manchester and gained fame for being a Page 3 girl. According to her current Instagram bio, she is a photographer based out of Manchester.