Manchester United's euro exile should help them retain Premier League dominance

Certain Manchester United stars won’t be happy with not playing Champions League football, but it appears at least one of them is using the European absence to fuel his motivation to succeed. Defender Chris Smalling has revealed his misery at being out of the continent’s premier competition but also highlighted that it could be helpful for the club as it allows them to see the sort of standard of football they need to be playing.