Smalling says United must build on Swansea win

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says they must build on their win over Swansea City.

Having gone eight games without a victory, second-half goals from Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney – either side of a Gylfi Sigurdsson header – secured all three points for Louis van Gaal’s side on Saturday in the first game of 2016.

“We’ve tried to work hard on the training pitch,” he told MUTV.

“December was a poor month and it’s a great feeling to get that win.”

“I think, especially in the last couple of games, we’ve fought hard and we need to kick on like we did today.”

“As players, we knew we had to stop that run and get on the front foot.”

“We did that today and then, in the second half, they tired because we really did press them.”

“It was a good start to the year and we can’t afford any more slip-ups now, so we need to make sure we keep playing like this.”

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