Photo: Chris Smalling posts message ahead of Newcastle v Man United

Chris Smalling is looking forward to Newcastle v Man United despite the Red Devils's uninspiring form

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Chris Smalling insists he is looking forward to Manchester United’s clash against Newcastle United despite the away side’s miserable run of form.

The Red Devils limped to a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United in the FA Cup third round at Old Trafford on Saturday evening thanks to Wayne Rooney’s late penalty.

Steve McClaren’s Magpies side, who are in 18th place in the Premier League table, lost 1-0 to top-flight rivals Watford in their FA Cup tie at Vicarage Road.

And Smalling appears to be in a positive frame of mind ahead of the 20-time English champions’s game against the Magpies at St James’s Park on Tuesday night.

Smalling wrote on his Instagram page: “Looking forward to the game tonight! ⚽️🔴 @manchesterunited #mufc #gameday”

The Red Devils are in fifth place in the Premier League table but only nine points behind leaders Arsenal ahead of the visit of Newcastle.

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McClaren’s side are two points from safety after losing to West Bromwich Albion, Everton and Arsenal in their last three top-flight games.

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