‘Pure footballer’ & ‘A joy to watch’ – Reactions to Blind’s imminent Man Utd exit

Daley Blind’s days at Manchester United are numbered as the Netherlands international nears a return to Ajax.

According to Sky Sports, the Eredivisie giants will pay an initial fee of £14.1 million which may well rise to £18.5 million.

The 28-year-old joined the Reds from Ajax back in 2014 and he has been a decent acquisition for cover in defence as well as midfield.

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However, Jose Mourinho was unwilling to play Blind in midfield last season even when Nemanja Matic clearly needed a rest and Michael Carrick was dealing with a heart condition.

It’s clear at this stage that Blind is no longer a part of Mourinho’s first-team plans and therefore a move away is the best for all parties. At Ajax, he will be able to regain his form and confidence with regular first-team football.

His arrival will give Ajax some much-needed depth and tactical flexibility.

Here is how United fans reacted to the news:

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