Cape Town - Manchester United defender Chris Smalling believes the beleaguered English club has finally turned the corner.
United recorded their worst ever start in the Premier League era
this season after suffering four losses and three draws in their opening
However, they have since gone on to win four consecutive matches,
with victories coming against Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Hull City and
Stoke City in November and December.
The Red Devils will hope to keep the victories coming but face
two tricky encounters next week in high-flying Southampton and
traditional rivals Liverpool.
Smalling says the run of wins has helped United regain the confidence they have lacked since last season.
"I think we can beat Southampton. I think at the moment we're in
such a good run of form. We've got that belief back and I think we can
go there and hopefully win,” Football411 quotes him as saying.
you come into December, it's such a busy period. If we can stay like
this, pick up a lot of good results and we'll have players back any time
now... We're in a good position, considering the start we had - as well
as the injuries
"It wasn't a good start and we've still managed to keep ourselves
up there. We know we've got a chance and it is down to us to make sure
we stay there.
"I think we can get better. We've had two good performances where
we've played some good football. If we can keep this run going I think
we'll get better.”
Smalling started in United’s last three matches and helped keep a
clean sheet against Hull and conceded just once against Stoke and