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Chris Smalling: 'Double would be ultimate revenge'

Smalling: 'Double would be ultimate revenge'
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Manchester United defender Chris Smalling admits that the prospect of beating rivals Manchester City to the league and the cup "would be sweet."

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has insisted that doing the double would be the ultimate revenge on rivals Manchester City.

City pipped United to the Premier League title on goal difference last season but the title race looks to be all but over with the Reds 15 points clear at the top this time round.

The two could also meet in the FA Cup semi-finals should United beat Chelsea tomorrow, and Smalling admits that beating them in both competitions would be nice.

"When we saw the [FA Cup] draw, it was definitely the case that the prospect of playing City gives us extra incentive," Smalling told reporters.

"It's at Wembley as well so it would be a massive occasion. But we need to make sure we get past Chelsea, which won't be easy.

"It would be the ultimate revenge to beat City to the Premier League title and knock them out of the FA Cup, especially after last year. It would be sweet."

United face Chelsea at 12.30pm tomorrow afternoon.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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