Man Utd defender Smalling aims to improve scoring record

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is working on improving his goal scoring record.

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is working on improving his goal scoring record.

The tall and versatile 22 year-old would follow in the footsteps of Wes Brown (2007/8), Rio Ferdinand (2005/06 and 2006/07) and Mikael Silvestre (two goals in 2004/05) if he was to hit the net in a home clash with the Merseysiders, while famously John O'Shea in 2006/07 and Gary Pallister a decade earlier came up from the back to successfully attack at Anfield.

"I’m definitely working hard on my role at corners and free-kicks in order to make an impact," Smalling told Inside United and ManUtd.com.

"When I joined, one or two of the coaches pointed out that they were looking for goals from the centre-halves. Obviously Nemanja Vidic scores a few and if you can add goals to your armoury it’s a massive plus point."

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