Smalling expects Man City collapse if Man United keeps winning

Last Updated: Jan 24, 2012, 18:19 PM IST

London: Manchester United defender Chris Smalling believes tile rivals Manchester City will crumble under pressure if Manchester United keeps winning its matches.

The big defender was still upbeat over United’s win at Arsenal, which kept the champions just three points behind league leaders City.

“We can`t keep relying on them to drop points. Soon enough, if we keep ticking off these wins, then they`ll crumble,” The Sun quoted, Smalling as saying.

Meanwhile, his teammate Luis Nani is a major uncertainty for Saturday`s FA Cup clash against old rival Liverpool after he limped off in the 2-1 win at Arsenal due to an ankle injury.

Phil Jones also limped off in the first half, but early signs suggest that his ankle problem is not as bad as first thought.

ANI