Smalling - home ground advantage will win title

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Chris Smalling believes Manchester United will win the title because no team can beat them at Old Trafford.

“Our home form has been great,” the defender told the Manchester United official website.

“The fans have been right behind us all the way, and hopefully we’ll keep winning all our home games until the end of the season.

“I think a lot of it is down to the fans and the confidence they give us.”


United’s home record is better than any other club in the Barclays Premier League, with the Red Devils winning 85 of their last 100 games at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have collected 43 points from a possible 45 at home this season, while closest rivals Arsenal have dropped at least nine points at the Emirates with losses to West Brom, Newcastle and Tottenham.

With four home games and four away games to play in the Premier League title chase, Manchester United should be able to clock at least 12 points on the board.

Smalling believes United have a different feeling when they’re playing in Old Trafford, and the squad are working on trying to get that winning mentality when playing away as well.

“Obviously we’ve not won that many away games, but we’ve not lost that many either. I think maybe everybody just feels more belief and confidence playing at home.

“Maybe we feel like a different team – we need to pull that into away games and realise our presence [when] we should be bossing games.

“Every single one of us enjoys playing at Old Trafford. The name alone inspires you – it’s a dream come true to play here.”

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