Robson wore the treasured armband of England 65 times and over 13 years became the longest-serving skipper in the history of Manchester United.
He told The Sun: “Harry is a really good listener. He's a man's man - very much his own man – but he likes advice.
“You can see that when he's having discussions with the commercial people, to agents, to people around the club.
“You can see he listens and takes on board what he thinks is right, that he's a decent lad who has time for everybody.
“I first got to know him through his agent, someone I really like – I didn't realise he was on his books until Harry came to Old Trafford.
“So I've met Harry quite a few times from where he was just getting used to people around the club and we've had a good few chats about things.
“You can always tell when lads are captain material – you can feel it.
“Harry wants to learn more and understand more – about the game, about the club, about his team-mates, about people around him.
“There is the other side of Harry within the club that the public don't really see.
“There are a lot of things the players have been doing for the community and for charity and it's been led by him and the senior pros.
“They've got together to keep feeding money through to the NHS.
“They have been doing quite a bit behind the scenes even though it has been manic with the number of games – that's all been led by Harry."