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Five key thoughts from United 3-1 Burnley as under-par Reds move up to third in the Premier League

Manchester United defeated Burnley 3-1 to move back up to third place in the Premier League table. An unusual brace from centre back Chris Smalling and a Robin Van Persie penalty sent an extremely under par United above Southampton, who were held to a goalless draw at home to West Ham. Louis Van Gaal opted [...]

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Smalling: Lingard took Welbeck’s place in the dressing room

Speaking with the official site, Chris Smalling has given some inside information about who sits where in the dressing room at Carrington. I sit in the right-hand corner next to Jonny Evans. Ben Amos used to be next to me, but he moved because he kept leaving his wet gloves on the side – we [...]

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Smalling: Valdes belongs at United

Manchester United take on Cambridge in the FA Cup on Friday and there have been rumours that new signing Victor Valdes will get his first appearance for the club. Chris Smalling has told MUTV that Valdes has been impressive on the training ground. He is someone that we all look up to through what he’s [...]

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Smalling: These injuries make me grumpy

Chris Smalling is one of the injury-prone defenders who has been missing for several games this season. Smalling has tried to look on the positive side but concedes that it can get him down at times. Smalling is starting today in United’s game against Stoke. The injury was massively frustrating, but it’s good that I [...]

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Five key thoughts following United 3-0 Hull City

Louis Van Gaal’s impressive home record as Manchester United manager continued as they eased to a 3-0 victory over Hull City at the weekend. The Red Devils are unbeaten at Old Trafford since the opening day defeat to Swansea City and are finally beginning to dominate games that they should be dominating. Chris Smalling opened [...]

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VIDEO: Smalling, Rooney and Van Persie’s goals vs Hull

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Five key thoughts following Arsenal 1-2 United

Manchester United picked up their first away win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates. After a cagey first period, Kieran Gibbs turned Antonio Valencia’s sharply struck cross into his own net just after half time to give United something to hang onto. A solid and gritty defensive performance laid [...]

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Five key thoughts from United 1-0 Crystal Palace

Manchester United laboured to a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace to move up to sixth position in the fledgling Premier League table. Substitute Juan Mata’s second half strike was enough to seal all three points for the Red Devils who had previously gone three games without a win. The result is Louis Van Gaal’s fourth [...]

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Five key thoughts following United’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City

Manchester United were condemned to their third league defeat of the season by neighbours Manchester City on Sunday. Sergio Aguero’s second half strike was enough to separate the sides in a 1-0 victory for the hosts after a strange game which saw United reduced to ten men in the first period. Chris Smalling was sent [...]

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LvG: Smalling wasn’t very smart

Chris Smalling cost United any points in the derby with two ridiculous yellow cards and was deserving of being sent off. At the time of being interviewed, Van Gaal hadn’t seen Smalling’s pathetic first yellow card, but it would be interesting to witness the conversation the manager has with the player when he does. I [...]

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Top Journos Explain Why Hodgson Is So Keen On Smalling

Top Journos Explain Why Hodgson Is So Keen On Smalling

Speaking with RoM for the World Cup preview, Martin Lipton and Dom Fifield have discussed the inclusion of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling in the England squad. Martin Lipton, chief football writer for The Mirror They are favourites of Roy Hodgson; and what might be hard for many United fans to get their heads around [...]

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Have the right United players been chosen for the squad?

Roy Hodgson announced his England squad for the World Cup yesterday and Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling were all selected. Tom Cleverley and Michael Carrick are on the standby list. It’s no surprise that Rooney is on the plane to Rio. Despite having rarely performed well for England, and having not [...]

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VIDEO: United’s goals vs Hull

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Smalling: Time to bounce back against Liverpool

Chris Smalling is pleased that we face Liverpool tonight so that we have the opportunity to redeem ourselves after Sunday’s embarrassing derby performance. “I think it’s good there’s a big game coming up against Liverpool so we can try to hit back,” he told the official site. “We normally reply with a good result. Sunday’s [...]

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VIDEO: Welbeck, Smalling, Fabio, Januzaj and Lingard’s goals vs Kitchee

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