Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Smalling: It's Time We Stepped Up Now

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Smalling: It's Time We Stepped Up Now

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CHRIS Smalling has called tomorrow's derby United's 'time to step up' in the wake of their disappointing Europa League exit to rivals Liverpool.

Thursday's 1-1 draw at Old Trafford led to them bowing out of the Europa League, meaning Champions League football will only return if they can break into the top four.

City, who are fourth in the Premier League, boast a four-point cushion over United - a gap that Smalling, one of the few highlights in a disappointing season, is determined to narrow.

"There's nothing like a derby," he said.

"I think it is the best way to recover from going out of the Europa League. We're going to want to make sure we go into the international break next week on a high.

"The only way we can close the gap on the top four is by beating somebody who's already in there. …

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