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13/01/2012 15:57, Report by Nick Coppack

Smalling quizzed by fans

Fit-again defender fields questions posted on ManUtd.com's message board...

Which part of your game has improved most since you joined United?
David Gallagher
I’ve spent a lot of time with the coaches working on my positioning, which I think has really paid off. I’ve also improved in terms of my technique and being able to use both feet – my left foot is really coming on.

You never look nervous. How are you feeling on the inside before and during games?
Alex Lowe
I get excited rather than nervous. In the week before a big game I’m just looking forward to the occasion. I feel as though the first Manchester derby I played in – last season’s 2-1 win at Old Trafford – was the day I really kicked on and stepped up to this level, so ever since then I’ve felt pretty confident on the big occasions. I hope I’m part of a lot more of them in the future.

Do you have any plans to attend any events at the Olympics?
Bree Plunder
I’d love to see the 100m final. In fact, I could spend all day at the athletics. I’m a big fan of the triple jump and the 200m as well. I’ll also try and get along to see some judo, which I did quite a lot of when I was young.

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