Smalling: What we must do to beat Tottenham
Chris Smalling has outlined how Manchester United must improve on the Premier League showing at Wembley against Tottenham when taking on the Londoners in the Emirates FA Cup semi-final.
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“Obviously, I think we started very slowly in that game and they got the early goal which put us on the back foot,”Smalling explained to MUTV.
“We couldn’t really get back into the game, even though, in the second half, we were a lot better. But I think when we are on the front foot, like the home game when we played them at Old Trafford, I think when you get after them, that’s not something that they like.
“I think they like to control the game at their own tempo but if we can get after them and disrupt them, we’ve seen that we can beat them.
“I think everybody can expect an exciting game because there is obviously a lot at stake. I think both teams will be tactically spot on and then it’s up to the high-class individuals that each team has got to produce something special. It wouldn’t surprise me if that was how the game will be decided.”
MUTV are on air from 15:00 BST on Saturday to provide exclusive build-up to the big semi-final.