Smalling determined to fill Ferdinand-Vidic void

Chris Smalling believes the departures of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand from Manchester United have forced him to "step up" his standards.

Former United captain Vidic and fellow centre-back Ferdinand left Old Trafford in 2014, bringing to an end a remarkably successful defensive partnership that helped to bring five Premier League titles, the Champions League and the Club World Cup to Old Trafford over seven years.

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