Man United were poor in the first half as Seydou Doumbia opened the scoring for the hosts.
Smalling thanked fans and revealed he is looking forward to playing two out of the final three Champions League group fixtures at Old Trafford:
— Chris Smalling (@ChrisSmalling) October 22, 2015
Smalling has been in excellent form as of late and he is quickly becoming one of United’s most important players.
Arguably the best defender in the Premier League right now, Smalling will be looking to keep out Manchester City this weekend. If United secured three points against their ‘noisy neighbours’ it would send a real statement of intent to the rest of the league.