Smalling insists that United's players are determined to ride out the storm, which sees them languishing in seventh, a massive 11 points off the Champions League places.
He said: "We are being doubted a lot as a squad of players, but there is still a lot of self-belief in this squad. We are very much together.
"We as players are the only ones who can get the club out of this. We want to put smiles back on the fans' faces.
"We will keep fighting hard - this is a different situation for us, but it's a challenge we will not shy away from."
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