Jamie Carragher has admitted that Manchester United’s Chris Smalling has exceeded all his expectations this season.
Smalling has been in superb form this term and is widely regarded to be the Premier League’s best defender right now.
Man United have an excellent defensive record and a large part of that has been due to Smalling’s performances at the back.
Carragher revealed that he had his doubts about Smalling but insisted that the defender has only gone from strength to strength.
The former Liverpool man included Smalling in his top five performers in the league so far this term and said: “I once doubted whether he could be United’s main defender but he has proven me wrong.”
Smalling really is establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with at United and there have even been calls for him to be the next captain of the club. Louis van Gaal deserves a lot of credit for the Englishman’s turnaround in form.