United supporters allowed to be frustrated at goal deficiency – Smalling

Chris Smalling believes Manchester United fans have every right to be annoyed with the team’s lack of goals of late.

Saturday’s 0-0 draw with West Ham United at Old Trafford was the fifth scoreless match in United’s last nine outings, prompting a chorus of boos from the Red Devils faithful at the final whistle.

In the wake of their toothless effort in front of goal, defender Smalling felt the supporters were not too far wrong in their scathing assessment.

“Today was a massive frustration for us and it’s so disappointing when you dominate a game,” Smalling told MUTV after the game.

“The fans are in their right to show their frustration and we are just as frustrated.

“In the changing room, everyone is down because it is an opportunity missed. We are in a good position in the league, but it could have been boosted.”

Smalling added: “It’s not that we are not creating the chances.

“In the second half, we had quite a few opportunities in and around their six-yard box and we could have easily had a few goals.

“If we keep creating chances, we are confident sooner rather than later they will go in.

“On another day, we would have punished them, but when you dominate like we did, we should be taking the three points.”

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