Chris Smalling heaps massive praise on Man Utd defensive partner

Manchester United chose not to buy a recognised centre-back last summer, which raised some questions amongst sections of the Old Trafford faithful. However as the season has gone on, that decision has been justified thanks to excellent performances by Daley Blind.

Yesterday Chris Smalling met the media, and the Englishman was full of praise for his partner.

Chris Smalling was asked about just how good his centre-back partner Daley Blind is:

“I think he deserves more plaudits and I think he will get them if he carries on playing the way he is playing.” Smalling began.  “He is a joy to play alongside. It is a good partnership. We know we can rely on each other.”

“We bring out the best in each other as the games have gone on and the more games we have played together.”


Smalling then went on to talk about just how good the Dutchman’s ability to deal with various threats, like the power of players like Romelu Lukaku, whilst also having the knowledge to deal with quicker players like Jamie Vardy.

Louis van Gaal deserves plenty of credit for recognising Daley Blind’s qualities as a centre-back, and its a role that Blind himself has thrived in so far.

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