Chris Smalling Hails Young Man Utd Teammates For Victory At Arsenal

Chris Smalling hailed his young Manchester United teammates for victory at Arsenal.

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The England international, though, believes inexperienced defenders Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett deserve credit for helping to keep the likes of former United forward Danny Welbeck, Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at bay.

“A lot of our shape was about making sure we were compact, being able to deal with their attack which can sometimes be through three or four players,” said Smalling, who turned 25 on Saturday.

“We had to make sure we were always talking, leading each other along, because if you switch off for any moment, they can nick it, so we just had to deal with each threat that they can bring.”

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