Jamie Redknapp claims Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies reminds him of a Manchester United great

Sky Sports commentator Jamie Redknapp looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou on March 18, 2015 in...

Tottenham Hotspur's Ben Davies has been in excellent form so far this season.

Sky Sports commentator Jamie Redknapp looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou on March 18, 2015 in...

Jamie Redknapp has told Sky Sports, during their live coverage of Tottenham Hotspur’s match against West Ham United last night, that Ben Davies reminds him of Manchester United great Dennis Irwin.

Irwin was rarely a headline grabber during his time playing for the Red Devils, but he was always a reliable figure in their backline.

And Redknapp believes that Davies has developed into a very trustworthy player for Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs.

Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur at John Smith's Stadium on...

“Ben Davies reminds me of Dennis Irwin,” Redknapp said. “Every game eight or nine out of 10. He’s such a calm and composed young man, and he’s so good on the ball.”

Davies has had to bide his time for a consistent run of games at Spurs, as he has often had to play second fiddle to Danny Rose.

However, Rose’s injury problems have provided Davies with a chance in Tottenham’s first-team, and the Welsh international has certainly taken it.

Ben Davies #33 of Tottenham Hotspur kicks the ball during the International Champions Cup 2017 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham Hotspur at Camping World Stadium on July 22,...

Davies has been in fine form for Spurs this term, with his performances from left wing-back really catching the eye.

Rose is now back fit and available again, but he is far from assured of his position in Spurs’ first-team.

Davies looks the most likely starter for Tottenham, when they take on Manchester United in Premier League action this weekend.

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