Manchester United defender Chris Smalling may have taken a dig at James Corden for his allegiance to West Ham United, but the Englishman’s club mate Ander Herrera has taken the rather diplomatic route by applauding the talk show host’s loyalty to the Hammers.

It’s been a rather dismal pre-season tour of the United States, with injuries and the World Cup robbing Jose Mourinho of some key players as the Red Devils have failed to impress.

However, at least the fact that they are able to meet the likes of Corden will give them something to smile about and after Smalling uploaded a picture with his fellow Brit a few days ago, it was Herrera’s turn:

Corden, who hosts The Late, Late Show with James Corden, is instantly recognisable in his homeland and his country of residence, the United States, both due to his immensely popular show.

The 39-year-old’s also a big Irons fan and perhaps that’s why he wore his beloved side’s shorts while meeting Smalling as well:

All jokes aside, United’s pre-season tour of the States has been nothing short of disastrous, especially after their humiliating 4-1 loss to eternal rivals Liverpool on the weekend.

Manager Mourinho has publicly called out a few players, including Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial, while taking aim at the club management for failing to sign the players he wanted.

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The Red Devils can end their stateside tour on a high when they play European champions Real Madrid on Wednesday morning (0530 IST), but it’s highly unlikely Los Blancos will lose to a team that are missing most of their starting XI.

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After their tie against Mourinho’s former employers, United travel back home and take on Bayern Munich in the final pre-season fixture on the weekend.

They open the 2018/19 Premier League season with a home clash against Leicester City on August 10.