Chris Smalling: My message for Man United supporters
Chris Smalling says he can understand the frustrations of Manchester United supporters
Chris Smalling says he can understand the frustrations of Manchester United supporters.
The Red Devils have been criticised for their lack of goals in recent months after the 20-time English champions played out a goalless draw with West Ham United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
We are in a good position in the league, but it could have been boosted
Louis van Gaal’s side have scored just five times in their last seven games in all competitions following a run of four draws for the Red Devils.
United centre-half Smalling has been one of the Dutchman’s more-consistent performers this season, and the 25-year-old refused to criticise the home supporters for airing their frustrations on Saturday.
“Today was a massive frustration for us and it’s so disappointing when you dominate a game,” Smalling told MUTV.
“The fans are in their right to show their frustration and we are just as frustrated.
“In the changing room, everyone is down because it is an opportunity missed. We are in a good position in the league, but it could have been boosted.”
The Red Devils have scored 20 times in 15 Premier League games this season.
Van Gaal’s side are in fourth place and three points behind surprise leaders Leicester City after their goalless draw with West Ham.
United make the trip to Wolfsburg in the Champions League on Tuesday night before facing Bournemouth at Dean’s Court next weekend.