Man Utd defender Smalling: Derby offers chance to bounce back from Cup exit

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says they cannot dwell on their FA Cup defeat to Chelsea with the Manchester derby looming.

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says they cannot dwell on their FA Cup defeat to Chelsea with the Manchester derby looming.

Smalling wants his team-mates to get over the result by triumphing in next Monday’s clash with Manchester City and then by sealing the title in style.

“It will take a couple of days to get over this because a lot of us came into it with great confidence and we felt we were going to win this game," Smalling told MUTV. “At least we have a good game next Monday but we need to make sure that we rally together and win this title with aplomb.

“Our fans will be right behind us and we need to make sure that we give them a good performance because the second half today was just not good enough.”

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