Smalling has been somewhat of a scapegoat at United at times because of his poor performances and the red card against Manchester City didn’t do him any favours.
However, there has been a marked change in opinion towards Smalling in recent weeks in a similar fashion to those towards Ashley Young. Both players are enjoying some great form and earning the deserved plaudits from fans because of it.
Smalling will be delighted to have the fans back on his side so soon after his red card in the Manchester derby and will be keen to make sure that he continues it into the upcoming games against Southampton and Liverpool.
Smalling was class tonight
— James (@james_mcmanamon) December 2, 2014
Good win tonight, scrappy at times towards the end but you need to win ugly in this League. Smalling was outstanding yet again. #mufc
— Anthony Baker (@AnthonyBaker27) December 2, 2014
— Richard Cann (@RichardCann76) December 3, 2014
— Gaz Drinkwater (@Radio_Gaz) December 2, 2014
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) December 3, 2014
Smalling superb again tonight! Rojo and him really are building a good understanding! #MUFC
— ChrisD (@Toffa1981) December 3, 2014