Smalling: Man Utd ‘blessed’ with team spirit

Date published: Friday 18th August 2017 10:40

Chris Smalling has spoken of the harmony in the Manchester United dressing room and suggested their rivals don’t have the same team spirit.

United have enjoyed a positive start to the season, with a 4-0 demolition of West Ham last week coming after a successful pre-season tour of USA.

Smalling says their time together since returning to work after the close season has strengthened the bond in the dressing room, while many of their title rivals have had to deal with disruption in their squad already this term.

Chelsea are locked in dispute with Diego Costa, while Philippe Coutinho wants to quit Liverpool and Danny Rose spoke out with concerns over Tottenham’s approach.

United have no such worries, according to Smalling.

“It’s hard to be able to have 25 players that all get along,” he said. “But I’ve found in the dressing room everybody is getting on, everyone’s joking, we’ve got music playing and everyone is laughing and joking about.

“I hear a lot of stories from other clubs and there’s a lot more people that don’t get on than us so I think we’re very blessed to have the changing room that we have.”

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