Loads of Manchester United fans have been reacting to Saturday’s win at Watford, and they’re delighted with the performance of Chris Smalling.
The Red Devils were supposedly on the verge of crisis just a few weeks ago, but Jose Mourinho’s side have now picked up six points from two tricky away ties.
The win at Burnley was far from convincing, but the defence was immense at Vicarage Road on Saturday evening, particularly Smalling.
Romelu Lukaku glanced the visitors in front after an inviting cross from Ashley Young, and Smalling finished a wonderful corner routine like a seasoned striker just a few minutes later.
The towering English international has taken loads of flak over the last couple of seasons, but his defensive play was just as good as his incredible goal, winning seven aerial duels and making nine clearances.
The 28 year-old will be difficult to budge from the first eleven now, so it looks like Mourinho was right to keep faith with the Englishman.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) September 15, 2018
Now thats football ! Watford gave us a run for our points.
Three brilliant points more!
— Kenneth Martin (@KennethM1972) September 15, 2018
Smalling was brilliant. 🙌🏽
— Ameeksha (@ameeksha) September 15, 2018
Early in the season Watford always start well. That’s a very good win that. Second half we were shit but the first we were excellent. Pogba’s long balls were sensational. Fellaini was brilliant. De Gea is incredible. Smalling fantastic.
— ManUnitedTalk (@ManUnitedTalk) September 15, 2018
Watford 1-2 United. Full time thoughts:
– United in the first half was the best 45 mins of the season. Second half…
– Smalling brilliant in defence. Deserves plaudits vs Gray/Deeney
– De Gea’s = world’s best. What a save at the end
– We’re going to win the league
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) September 15, 2018
Time to put some reshpek on Chris Smalling’s name again😂😂😂😂😂
MIKE SMALLDINI BACK AT IT AGAIN pic.twitter.com/aEVWKSDlRI
— John Shin (@MrJohnShin) September 15, 2018
Most talented defender in the league. He can really be our warrior this season
— Tejas (@thetejas94) September 15, 2018