It has been revealed that Chris Smalling has dismissed claims that Manchester United have stopped playing to their full potential under manager Louis van Gaal.
United have endured a terrible run of results under van Gaal it has recently been claimed that the playing group have become so disillusioned with the Dutchman’s rigid tactics that they have opted not to bother giving their all.
However, defender Smalling has gone on to refute such claims and instead has insisted that all the players are actually playing for their own futures as well as their manager.
Smalling said: “No, that’s silly. If anything we are all playing for our own futures as well, so there’s not a case of no one not playing for the manager. Every week we want to go out there and show everyone what a good team we are and on our day we can beat anyone.
“The manager has been himself from day one that we met him to how he is now. He is not going to change and that is why he has had a a lot of success throughout the years. I can’t ever see him changing because he’s got a track record.
“No matter what, whether it is good or bad, this club is always in the spotlight, and we’ve rolled our sleeves up, worked hard on the training field and had to make sure that we regrouped, especially after that loss against Stoke.”