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Man United FC can build momentum at crucial time, says Smalling

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Chris Smalling believes Manchester United ’ s consecutive , morale – boosting away wins have set a solid platform at the start of a key period of games .Smalling statement was on the club ’ s website “ www . manutdfc . com ” on Monday .

The Reds have emerged victorious from testing trips to Burnley and Watford in the English Premier League either side of the international break , winning 2 – 0 at Turf Moor before Saturday ’ s 2 – 1 success at Vicarage Road.

Smalling feels that Jose Mourinho’ s men can sustain the feel -good factor heading into a crucial run of matches in different competitions , starting with Wednesday ’ s first UEFA Champions ’ League Group H game away at Young Boys .
It promises to be a tough test as the Swiss outfit is bound to be up for what is their first match at this stage of Europe ’ s elite competition .

The Swiss side will play on an artificial surface – something Chris has experienced before.

“ I have played on a 3 G pitch for England against Lithuania a couple of times , ” the defender told reporters .

“ We will be travelling over a little earlier to make sure we train on that pitch [ at the Stade de Suisse ] so we can get used to it but , on the back of two away wins , I think we can build that momentum at a crucial time of the month where there are so many games. ”

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The Reds have responded to back – to – back defeats against Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur with a steely determination and maximum points from both games played in September so far .

When asked about the team ’ s mentality , Chris said : “ I think it has definitely come together in the last couple of games .

“ Obviously , Burnley was comfortable through the whole game .

“ The first half [ against Watford ] was comfortable and the second was about digging in when we knew we weren ’ t always going to have it our own way, but all credit to all 11 players out there ” .

( NAN )

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