Smalling will swap the living room for Wembley Stadium to watch the Champions League final.
The former Fulham centre-back has been used to viewing European club football's showpiece event on television from the comfort of a mate's sofa in previous seasons.
Now, barring a late injury to Nemanja Vidic or Rio Ferdinand, he is likely to have one of the best seats in the house - pitchside on United's bench for the clash with an all-conquering Barcelona side.
"I used to watch the Champions League at my mates' houses all the time," said Smalling, who famously was playing for non-league Maidstone United three years ago.
"It has only been one season [at United] and I am already looking towards a Champions League final. It is going to be a great occasion at Wembley. It will be great to see all the friends and family. It should be a big finale.
"On a personal level I did not expect it to turn out this way but it has been superb to feel part of the team. Even the group games, when you hear the music on a Tuesday or Wednesday - the music sets it alight.
"Everyone watches, regardless whether you support a team or not. It is great just to be able to be part of it."