Man United star Smalling admits ‘defeat against Chelsea completely knocked us’

Man United star Smalling admits ‘defeat against Chelsea completely knocked us’

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Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is confident that his side can bounce back from their disappointing defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier in October.

“That game at Chelsea completely knocked us – it was definitely one of our worst performances of the season, – The England international told United’s official website – But from then on we have kicked on and done a lot better”.

“I think we all learned a lot of things from that game and, not only do we have progress in this competition to play for, we also have our pride as well”.

Then Smalling added: “The FA Cup is a tough trophy to defend and looking at previous records, not many people have been able to do it and I know United haven’t.

“We are on a good run and we will give a much better account of ourselves than we did last time,” added the centre back”.