De Gea and Herrera gave a glowing review of both, making it very clear what it means to play for and represent the 20-time champions of England. It may take him a few weeks to get to grips with the English game, but he does possess the physical attributes to thrive.
"The manager has shown his frustration but we are just as frustrated". They are always trying to push us as much as they can. "It is hard but I'm definitely changing and I feel myself getting stronger and more energetic from playing games each week". "I think he knows my character, he knows what type of player I am and that's not changed".More news: Man Utd Reportedly Agree Personal Terms With Zlatan Ibrahimovic Replacement
The manager suggested Smalling often did not want to play when not 100 percent fit, but the defender denied that was the case and pointed to United's defeat at Chelsea in October as one example. There's always something. It's about going on the pitch and doing a job.
"I'm really bad at picking teams, ' he joked in an interview with Portuguese paper Expresso". Pereira also said, "I will play in any position and feel I can fulfil many roles.".
Smalling, 27, is in the England squad for Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Scotland in Glasgow and Tuesday's friendly against France in Paris. Wayne Rooney is also set to leave. "All of us are professionals and no player wants not to play".
"Wayne is a big miss because of who he is but hopefully he will be back". But Smalling, 27, added: 'I don't think I've got anything to prove (to Mourinho). During a run in the starting eleven at the beginning of April, he scored seven goals and contributed two assists in five matches.