Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has hailed former Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal for the impact he has had in his development.
The Manchester United defender was an ever present in Manchester United’s squad that kept the most clean sheet last season and has taken time to hail the former manager for taking into details every thing that happens in a football pitch.
“It was great working with Louis and getting a good run of games,” said Smalling. “Knowing Louis, he’s one that’s very tactically aware. Despite the ups and downs of the season, I think on the whole we as a team were very solid.We didn’t concede too many goals throughout the season. That’s something he really implemented on us, whereas in a couple of the previous seasons we did concede a lot.That season he really drilled us from the front right to the back in terms of how we move, how we shift, and that’s obviously helped me because that’s a large part of my game. I think a lot of the defence took a lot of credit from that.”
Chris Smalling will be hoping to help England as they aim to put on a good showing at the Euros which begins in France on Friday.