Thierry Henry believes Chris Smalling is becoming more and more like a “leader” at Manchester United.
Smalling has put in some superb displays at Man United this term and he is widely regarded to be the Premier League’s best centre-back right now.
Henry insisted the Englishman has all the qualities needed to “command” United.
“I didn’t know what sort of player he was going to become, but right now I see that he wants to command,” Henry said.
“I see that he wants to be that leader, I see he wants to become that defender that puts his head in, who makes tackles, and more importantly for me, he wants to be the guy in command. He talks, he wants that ball, he drives. He’s not scared and he actually now embraces that role.”
Smalling has really endeared himself to the Old Trafford faithful following some fine performances and it’s safe to say that there would be no qualms if he was made captain of the club someday. However, Smalling himself will be focused on the matter at hand, beginning with the visit of Crystal Palace this weekend.