Manchester United defender Chris Smalling was delighted with the clubs ability to recoil from Sunday's horror derby loss to Manchester City.

The Red Devils edged Liverpool 1-0 in the third round of the Capital One Cup in a hard-fought contest at Old Trafford which was warmly welcomed by Smalling.

"It was a massive turnaround," he told Sky Sports 1.

"It was a big stage for us to go out there.

"There was a lot of doubt at the weekend, we needed to go out and put on a performance."

He added: "I felt like it was end to end for pretty much 90 minutes.

"It shows we can go out there on the big occasion and produce."

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