Chris Smalling insists United players behind Van Gaal

Chris Smalling insists the players are behind Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.

After the Dutchman insisted he will not resign from United, Smalling has admitted it is the players who must now perform well to ensure they have a future at the club too.

Speaking about the suggestion the United squad have not performed for Van Gaal in recent weeks, Smalling said: “To say we’re not playing for the manager is silly.”

“If anything we are all playing for our own futures as well, so there’s not a case of no one not playing for the manager.”

“And every week we want to go out there and show everyone what a good team we are.”

“No matter what, whether it is good or bad, this club is always in the spotlight, and we’ve rolled our sleeves up, worked hard on the training field and had to make sure that we regrouped, especially after that loss against Stoke,

So against Chelsea we stood up and showed that we were the better team, albeit we didn’t get the win.”

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