Smalling: Defeat will galvanise us

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling believes that the clubs defeat to Chelsea in Monday’s FA Cup Quarter Final replay will spur them on to success in the Premier League.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men currently sit fifteen points ahead of Manchester City in the table, with just eight games remaining, starting with Monday’s Manchester derby; a game Smalling believes is the perfect chance to bounce back from their cup disappointment.

Meanwhile, the club will reportedly make an approach for Sheffield Wednesday’s promising young right back Hayden White.

The 17 year old is yet to appear for the first team, but is being monitored by a host of Premier League clubs having impressed for Wednesday’s Under 21 side.

It is the second time the club have been linked with a teenager from the Championship this week, after it was reported that they will battle with Arsenal for Crystal Palace midfielder John Williams.

Elsewhere, Manchester United officials have confirmed that they will not let Old Trafford be used for the Rugby World Cup, which comes to England in two years’ time.

Finally, Real Madrid hall of famers Zinedine Zidane and Luis Figo have been confirmed for the Legends match against United on June 2nd.