After two months of recovery Smalling walks into BBC Team of the Week with 2 more Reds
- Smalling, Pogba, Martial are all in.
- The centre back is given credit for stopping Fulham targetman Mitrovic.
- Martial is praised for his goal; Pogba was like the 'Lord of the Manor'.
United players are regulars in various weekly teams these days and now we've got as many in BBC's one as the number of goals we scored at Craven Cottage on Saturday, the 3-0 win against Premier Leauge strugglers Fulham.
BBC compiler Garth Crooks wrote about Chris Smalling: ''I don't think I've seen anyone play Aleksandar Mitrovic so effectively all season. Smalling never gave him a kick. I've been watching the Serb bully and manipulate defenders for years but Smalling was having none of it. Not bad for a player who's struggling to maintain a regular place in the Manchester United team.
Beat mitrovic to every header today. Probably our only defender that is any good in the air— YeLo (@Cpod5002008) February 9, 2019
He then commented on Paul Pogba: '' The France midfielder scored two goals and spent most of the match strolling around Craven Cottage like he was the Lord of the Manor. He then came off the field after 74 minutes to a standing ovation. The harsh truth for Fulham is that United looked as though they were in a different league. If Fulham continue to play like this, they very soon will be.
Imagine thinking Pogba isn't the best CM in the prem right now.— Randy Snorton (@AQani_) February 10, 2019
Finally, a praise for Anthony Martial: ''His goal at Fulham was simply superb. He went past Fulham's Denis Odoi and Maxime le Marchand as if they weren't there. The France international then calmly stroked the ball past Sergio Rico into the back of the net to send United fourth in the table. United's total resurgence must be killing Jose Mourinho.''