Chris Smalling understands Manchester United fans' frustration

Chris Smalling revealed, after Manchester United's goalless draw versus West Ham at Old Trafford, that himself and his United team-mates shares the fans frustration, and felt the team dominated the game but didn't get what they deserved. 

Smalling was United captain against West Ham after Wayne Rooney was missing through injury, and he was at the other end of the field as he saw his teammates miss a number of chances to get the winning goal, and felt it was a chance missed.

Smalling spoke to MUTV after the game and said, "Today was a massive frustration for us and it's so disappointing when you dominate a game" as the team missed a number of chances in the second half, but Smalling said "we didn't have the luck to see the ball drop in". 

Smalling says that he understand the fans frustration saying "the fans have the right to show their frustration and we just as frustrated" and it's clear on the pitch the team are lacking the confidence to finish the chances when they get them, but Smalling said "we are in a good position in the league still".

United have scored three goals in last nine home games

United are struggling to score goals in recent times with just three goals in their last nine home games which is a poor stat. Smalling feels the goals will start to come if the opportunities continue to be created.

Smalling said, "It's not that we are not creating chances as in the second half, we had quite a few opportunities in around their six yard box" as the chances that fell to Marouane Fellaini and Anthony Martial in the second half should have led to goals for a United. 

United missed the chance to go top of the Premier League

Smalling was frustrated that with Manchester City slipping to a defeat to Stoke City before the match Untied couldn't take advantage of it saying "the opportunity was there to be capitalised on, to go top of the league, but it wasn't meant to be"

Smalling says the players need to get ready for crucial Wolfsburg match

United now head into their game with Wolfsburg in the Champions League on Tuesday knowing they need to get a positive result in order to progress to the last 16, and Smalling knows the players must pick themselves up quickly ahead of the crucial match.

"We don't want to live with too much frustration going into training", Smalling said, which is a crucial attitude to have in the dressing room as all the players need to be focused ahead of a big game. Smalling says "we will recover, and on Monday we will go to Germany with an important goal in mind".

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