Smalling speaks on the Manchester derby

Manchester United defender Chris smalling spoke to MUTV after the Manchester derby, praising the performance of both teams.

Smalling played the full ninety minutes in a game that ended goalless.

"I think it’s one where it could have been a little bit more [exciting]. Both teams were very compact and well organised, and there weren’t too many chances,” he told MUTV, reports.

"I think we probably edged it overall with the chances we had in the second half. Towards the end, you could tell that, for the last 20-30 minutes, they were hanging on and bringing on defenders, so it was on us to really push forward and we did. On another day, the chances we had might have gone in."

Smalling also spoke of the attacking threat of Manchester city.

"I think if we came into today's fixture and, if someone told us we would get a clean sheet, we would have taken your hand off.

"They’re a very fast, attacking team and I think they were set up for the counter attack, especially with Raheem [Sterling] and [Kevin] December Bruyne who are very quick, so we had to be on our toes."

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