Photo: Man United star happy with ‘good’ training session ahead of Man City derby

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is a fan of the Premier League's new winter football

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Chris Smalling says Manchester United had a good training session ahead of their clash against Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Red Devils welcome the Citizens in the first Manchester derby of the season as Louis van Gaal’s side look to move above the leaders in the table.

United warmed up for their clash against City with a 1-1 draw against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League, while the Citizens were 2-1 winners against Sevilla.

Smalling was part of the United defence in Russia, and the United defender appears to be a fan of the new Premier League ball for the winter fixtures.

Smalling has been ever-present in Louis van Gaal’s side this season after partnering Daley Blind and Phil Jones at centre-half.

The England defender has made one assist in nine Premier League appearances for the Red Devils this season.

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The 25-year-old was sent off in the Manchester derby at Etihad Stadium last season.

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