Man United seeking redemption against Chelsea: Chris Smalling

United face Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday.

BY Sinéad Farrell 15:38 Sunday 12 March 2017, 15:38 12 Mar 2017

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Man United's Chris Smalling says his side are looking to give a 'better account' of themselves, when they face Chelsea in the FA Cup tomorrow, after suffering a heavy Premier League defeat to them last year.

Jose Mourinho's side are aiming to continue their title defence against the Premier League leaders, in a first meeting since suffering a 4-0 defeat to the London team last October.

That was their biggest defeat since Mourinho took over at the club, but they come into this game on the back of an unbeaten run of 17 league games.

In an interview with MUTV, Smalling says United are focused on captialising on that winning momentum when they line out at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

"Chelsea have been by far the most consistent team in the league and they deserve to be in the position where they are now."

"But I think we are on a good run and we will give a much better account of ourselves than we did last time."#

"I think we all learned a lot of things from that game and, not only do we have progress in this competition to play for, we also have our pride as well."

He added:

"The FA Cup is a tough trophy to defend and looking at previous records, not many people have been able to do it and I know United haven’t. So to be a part of history by retaining the Cup would be brilliant.

"We're in the quarter-finals already and we can see the finishing line is not too far away if we play as well as we can."


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