Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has claimed that his side are so potent going forward that most of their opponents are powerless to stop them scoring. United have been in sensational form so far this season, and currently sit second in the Premier League after winning six out of eight matches in the early stages of the campaign.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Smalling addressed the criticisms that his team faced in their defensively robust performance in last weekend's 0-0 draw against Liverpool, claiming that on most occasions teams can do little to stop United scoring. The England international claimed:
"We kept it tight and we know that when we get those chances, more often than not, when we keep a clean sheet or are defensively sound, then nine times out of 10 we will win that game because not many teams can stop us from scoring.
"More often than not, we are the team that is on the front foot, because we are the one with the ball and we have to keep passing it side to side and finish them and more often than not, when we get a goal and go 1-0 up and then the other team has to come out, that is often when we score the second, the third and the fourth. And we have killed teams in the last 20 minutes."
Manchester United face Huddersfield Town in the Premier League this weekend and will be eager to return to winning ways after having to settle for a point against Liverpool. The hosts are likely to give José Mourinho's side a competitive game, given their insistence upon playing attractive football despite being the new boss in the competition.