Manchester United’s defence first mentality obviously benefits some members of the squad, and the one who seems to be flourishing under Louis van Gaal’s new regime is Chris Smalling. The England international has once again been named in WhoScored’s Premier League Team of the Week – and rightly so.
Chris Smalling’s form since the start of the season has been absolutely outstanding. There is no doubting that he is certainly one of our top performers at this moment in time, hardly putting a foot wrong over the last twelve months or so. His place in the Team of the Week is much-deserved, having guided his side to four consecutive Premier League clean sheets.
He is in the team alongside the likes of Bacary Sagna, Philippe Coutinho and former red Wilfried Zaha.
Check out the full Team of the Week here: