Daley Blind didn’t have a lot of game throughout the 2017/18 campaign, featuring a total of 361 minutes in the Premier League.
That says everything you need to know about whether or not Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t fancy the Netherlands international, especially when Stretty News sources believe he remains unconvinced by the defenders he stuck with this season.
Of course, Blind had to recover from an injury but that wasn’t the only reason he rarely featured. The player is aware of this.
The defender/midfielder hybrid is currently training with the Dutch national team, and he’s been asked about his United future.
De Telegraaf, translated by Sport Witness, quoted Blind as saying: “We’re going to think about it in the holidays… United is also a nice big club. Of course, there is a lot of competition there. I am still under contract for another year.
“I certainly will not make a panic transfer, because it is not guaranteed that I will play at a new club. We have to wait, but it seems logical that I wasn’t satisfied with the second half of the season. So first I’ll go on vacation and then put all the possibilities next to each other.”
Aged 28, Blind still has a number of years in him at a high level – but not at the highest, if he struggles to make this United line-up.
The Dutch side is nowhere near as good as it once was, and they need to find a way to climb up the international football ladder again.
Farewell Daley Blind, thanks for carrying Chris Smalling and fooling people into thinking he was good ❤
— Alaska Thunderfuck (@NickiiDupre) 13 May 2018