Chris Smalling explains the importance of beating Leicester City next Friday
• United kick-off the 2018/19 Premier League season against the Foxes on August 10
Speaking about the upcoming season, the United centre-back said: "It was probably the longest summer break that I've ever had and [my wife] Sam and I thought we'd make the most of it.
"We travelled to Thailand and Vietnam and managed to stop off at about eight or nine different places. We loved it!
"I think it [the start of the season] does come round very quickly. But that's Manchester United.
"We're often the most talked about, and why not let us set the tone for the season and hopefully just get that win and set a marker?"
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