Chris Smalling honoured to lead Manchester United as captain against Watford

by Sid Choudhary

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling was delighted to lead the team out as captain for the clash with Watford in the Premier League.

The Englishman deputised for the unavailable Wayne Rooney as Man United skipper for the day in what would have been an extremely proud moment for the centre-back. It was nothing less than Smalling has deserved, as he has arguably been United’s most consistent player this season.

The 26-year-old put in yet another tremendous performance against the Hornets, as he dealt fantastically with the threat of both Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo. Smalling is beginning to look like real world-class centre-back and, with Rooney failing to recover from an illness, could expect to have the leading role for many more games this season.

It is starting to look like Smalling’s brilliant spell in the team is more than just a good run of form. He is consistently producing world class performances and has been one of the most important parts of a stellar united defence this season.

The centre-back has found himself playing alongisde different partners throughout the season and even in different systems, but seems to have been completely unaffected by the changes. He has kept up his high level of performance throughout the campaign and can expect to be an important part of the United squad for years to come.

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