Chris Smalling says team-mate Daley Blind deserves more credit for his seamless switch to the heart of Manchester Uniteds defence. Uniteds 1-0 victory over Everton last Sunday was their 15th clean sheet of the campaign and England defender Smalling insists Blind has played a major part in keeping alive the Reds hopes of a top-four finish.Blind was utilised primarily as a midfielder when he joined from Ajax in 2014, but has spent most of this season at centre-back due to an injury to Phil Jones. Its great knowing he is naturally a midfielder, so he has that passing range and ability down to a tee and defensively he is very sound as well, Smalling said.He deserves more plaudits and I think he will get them if he carries on playing the way he is playing. Everyone is standing up and taking note that Daley is one of the mainstays of this team and he is keeping us ticking. Blind (left) deserves more plaudits, says Smalling (right) Louis van Gaal decided to put his trust in Blind rather than enter the transfer market and Smalling believes his faith in his fellow-Dutchman has paid off for the United manager.We know we can rely on each other, he added. When there is a situation you dont have to over cover because you dont trust your partner. We trust each other fully and we bring out the best in each other as the games have gone on. Hes a joy to play alongside.United, who beat rivals Manchester City 1-0 prior to their win over Everton, will be looking for a third successive Premier League victory when they take on title-chasing Tottenham at White Hart Lane this Sunday, live on Sky Sports. Also See: Shaw resumes light training Herrera: Were better than City Schmeichel tops Power Rankings Fourth may not secure CL spot Yeezy Boty Sleva . Numbers Game examines the deal that sees Michael Del Zotto and Kevin Klein switch places. 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The 29-year-old from Port Colborne, Ont., has nothing but good things to say about former U.S. marine Liz (Girlrilla) Carmouche ahead of their co-main event Wednesday on the UFCs "Fight for the Troops" televised card in Fort Campbell, Ky. Gonzaga coach Mark Few is looking forward to the 11th-ranked Bulldogs playing against tougher competition in the AdvoCare Invitational in Orlando, Fla.First up for Gonzaga is Quinnipiac on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. After the first-round matchup with Bobcats, the Bulldogs will play the winner of the Seton Hall-Florida game. Both of those teams have received votes in the AP Top 25 poll.No. 21 Iowa State, the only other ranked team in the AdvoCare Invitational, is on the opposite side of the bracket along with Stanford and Miami (Fla.).In early-season games beyond the tournament, Gonzaga (3-0) will face the likes of Arizona, Washington and Tennessee. Akron, which has 11 consecutive 20-win seasons, is another nonconference opponent before the Christmas break.Theres going to be four or five really good teams in Orlando, Few said. Florida is legit, Iowa State is legit. Seton Hall has everybody back except (Isaiah) Whitehead, which might help them just with shot selection.And Miami is big, long and athletic.Gonzagas three victories are against Utah Valley, a short-handed San Diego State team and Bryant. Quinnipiac, coming off a nine-win season, is 0-2 following losses to Vermont and Columbia.Quinnipiac coach Tom Moore, in his 10th season with Bobcats, has a past matching wits against Few and Gonzaga. He was an assistant for 13 seasons at Connecticut under Jim Calhoun.Moore was assigned by Calhoun to compile the scouting report on Gonzaga for a 1999 Elite Eight matchup, and the Huskies defeated the Bulldogs 67-62. Few was an assistant under former Gonzaga coach Don Monson.Moore said he recalls that the matchup with Gonzaga 18 seasons ago was the most pressurizeed game that Ive seen (Calhoun) go through.dddddddddddd The Huskies limited Gonzagas top two scorers, Matt Santangelo and Richie Frahm, to 3-of-20 shooting from the field.Coaching against Gonzaga now, Moore fears that Quinnipiac has probably bitten off a little more than we can chew.We havent performed well in the first two games, he said.Moore is especially concerned about Gonzagas skilled frontcourt that includes center Przemek Karnowski (7-foot-1, 300 pounds) and power forwards Zach Collins (7 feet, 230), Johnathan Williams (6-9, 228) and Killian Tillie (6-9, 200).Karnowski is the ninth Gonzaga player to score 1,000 points and grab 600 rebounds in a career. Collins and Tillie, both true freshmen, are averaging a combined 20.3 points and 13 rebounds. They are shooting 63 percent from the field.My concern is how they can impact the game with their size, Moore said of Gonzagas four frontcourt players. Well try to shorten the game as best we can and try to do a good job on the boards.Quinnipiacs top rebounder is 6-1 guard Reggie Oliver, who averages six boards a game. The Bobcats have two players at 6-9, including power forward Chaise Daniels, who averages 12.5 points and 4.5 rebounds a game.Gonzaga captured the title of this tournament twice in 2008 and 2012 when it was called the Old Spice Classic. In their past six Thanksgiving tournaments, the Bulldogs are 17-2.You get an NCAA Tournament feel, playing back-to-back, teams from a bunch of different conferences, Gonzaga point guard Nigel Williams-Goss said, so its a good test for us. ' ' '