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Video - Chris Smalling rises to Van Gaal's challenge

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Smalling enjoying the challenge under Van Gaal
Smalling enjoying the challenge under Van Gaal

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling believes his manager Louis van Gaal is getting the best out of him after his sparkling form this season.

Smalling was not assured of a starting place in the United line-up ahead of this season, but he has confirmed his worth with some sparkling performances over the last few months.

In this interview with BT Sport, he looks back on his rise and gives an insight into the mind games Van Gaal players with his squad: