Manchester United’s Chris Smalling looked hard at work in England training ahead of the upcoming friendlies against Germany and Netherlands over the international break.
The defender was superb in the 1-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday, winning the Man of the Match award, and he will be hopeful of continuing his good form for his country:
The hope for Louis van Gaal is that Smalling comes away unscathed from the international break as he had been struggling with a niggling injury in recent weeks.
Smalling, following a frustrating few years at Old Trafford, has really kicked on this season, putting in a number of superb performances.
The 26-year-old could be crucial to United’s bid to finish in the top four of the Premier League and he will be looking to finish the campaign strongly.