Chris Smalling says team-mate Daley Blind deserves more credit for his seamless switch to the heart of Manchester Uniteds defence. Justin Anderson Jersey . 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 Custom Philadelphia 76ers Jerseys . 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Weatherspoon suffered the injury while running under the supervision of the teams medical staff. Weatherspoon had been held out of the organized team activities as he was continuing his recovery from a foot injury that limited him to only seven games in 2013. The loss of Weatherspoon, the teams first-round pick from Missouri in 2010, is a blow to the Falcons, whose disappointing 4-12 finish in 2013 was marked by a string of injuries. Weatherspoon has eight sacks and two interceptions in his first four seasons. Weatherspoon has managed to play a full 16 games in only one season, 2011, when he had 80 tackles and a career-high four sacks. Coach Mike Smith said in a statement released by the team on Tuesday night Weatherspoon is expected to make a full recovery following surgery. "During Seans run today with our medical staff, he suffered an injury," Smith said. 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