Manchester United’s Chris Smalling admits that they “must do our talking on the pitch” against Liverpool after the disappointment of losing 4-1 to Manchester City.
Smalling played 90-minutes against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday and the England defender admitted it was one of the “biggest disappointments” that he had ever felt during his career.
Speaking with manutd.com, Smalling said:
“I think it’s good there’s a big game coming up against Liverpool so we can try to hit back.
“We normally reply with a good result.
“Sunday’s match was a big disappointment, probably one of the biggest disappointments I have felt and I think that a lot of the players were hurt by that performance.”
Manchester United’s only other defeat this season was against tonight’s opponents, Liverpool, in which they bounced back the following week against Crystal Palace. Chris Smalling is happy that United can get back on the pitch and react well to Sunday’s defeat.
“We bounced back from that [losing 0-1 at Anfield] and, although this was an even bigger disappointment, we’ve got a chance to play a couple of games quickly and that’s what we all need.
“We must do our talking on the pitch, not just say it won’t happen again. It’s a case of showing the fans what we’re all about.”