Following a great performance at right back in our 3-0 victory over Spurs, Chris Smalling has said he’s excited about the future of this young team. Playing alongside England U-21 team mates Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck, as well as 20-year-old De Gea and 23-year-old Evans, Smalling reckons our performance should make people excited for the future, when their potential is fulfilled.

“There’s an excitement here in terms of the endless potential,” said Smalling. “We’ve nowhere near reached it, and we’re just looking forward to how far we can go. It looks great for the future, and I’m really excited to be a part of it. If the manager keeps on giving us chances, hopefully the lads will keep on taking them. You can see everyone’s got a smile on their face and is really enjoying it, whether in training or big games. The manager tells us to concentrate, but he also tells us to enjoy it. If you’re not enjoying your football, you shouldn’t really be here.”