Smalling hails title success

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling admits their Premier League title success is all the sweeter because of the manner in which they lost out on the championship last term.

Last Updated: 26/04/13 at 10:33 Post Comment

Chris Smalling: Delighted with Premier League title success

Chris Smalling: Delighted with Premier League title success

United saw the title snatched from their grasp in the closing seconds of last season with Sergio Aguero's late winner for Manchester City against Queens Park Rangers sending the championship to the Etihad instead of Old Trafford on goal difference.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side have bounced back in style this season and clinched the title with four games to spare following a 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday night.

Smalling was delighted with the title success and admitted the celebrations meant much to the players after the heartache of last season.

"It was a great feeling after that first half, it was all tied up nicely," Smalling told Sky Sports News.

"We all celebrated that night and you could see the pictures in the celebrations that it means so much after what happened last year."

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may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

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ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

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Wenger hails important win

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s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

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