Manchester United fans were impressed with Smalling turnaround vs City

Manchester United ensured rivals Manchester City would not be celebrating a title win at their expense on Saturday, producing a huge derby comeback to win 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium.

Finding themselves two goals down at the interval after goals from Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan, Jose Mourinho’s side rallied after the break to score through Paul Pogba twice, eventually securing the winner thanks to defender Chris Smalling.

No-one typified United’s comeback more than Smalling who had a particularly poor first half before finding the winning mentality to inspire the derby victory.

Fans were impressed with that turnaround, respecting the way he managed to put initial mistakes behind him to play such a pivotal role in such an important match.

The title may be beyond them this season but supporters will be hoping they can keep winning in the tail-end of the season to secure second place and head into the summer with as much positivity as possible.

They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Smalling’s Saturday display…