MX23RW : Thursday, July 19 15:46:33

Chris Smalling: 'Not many teams will stop Manchester United from scoring'

Few sides will be able to prevent Manchester United from scoring this season, according to defender Chris Smalling.

Chris Smalling has claimed that few sides will be able to stop Manchester United from scoring this season.

The Red Devils have scored 21 goals so far in the Premier League on the way to second place in the table, having won six of their opening eight fixtures.

However, Jose Mourinho's team came in for some criticism for the approach they took to last weekend's 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield, the first time they failed to score in the league this season.

Defending his manager, Smalling told Sky Sports News: "You can see that we have attacking players, albeit they still have to defend when Liverpool have those attacks.

"But we kept it tight and we know that when we get those chances, more often than not, when we keep a clean sheet or are defensively sound, then nine times out of 10 we will win that game because not many teams can stop us from scoring.

"More often than not, we are the team that is on the front foot, because we are the one with the ball and we have to keep passing it side to side and finish them.

"And more often than not, when we get a goal and go 1-0 up and then the other team has to come out, that is often when we score the second, the third and the fourth. And we have killed teams in the last 20 minutes. But the onus is on us to have to break those teams down."

Up next for United is a Premier League trip to Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Share this article now:
Nemanja Matic in action during the Champions League game between Manchester United and Basel on September 12, 2017
Read Next:
Matic: 'Mourinho best I've worked with'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account