Louis Van Gaal finally has Manchester United heading in the right direction after a six-game winning run propelled them into third in the Premier League table.
However, despite the obvious contributions from the likes of Wayne Rooney and Angel Di Maria, the Dutchman has succeeded in coaxing the best from certain players that Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes could not.
Injuries have often left Van Gaal unable to select first choice players, meaning others have been forced to step into their shoes in order to maintain the momentum.
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Here are the top three players that the Dutchman has transformed, and who now have a future at the club after at one point looking likely to be shown the exit door.