Blind relishing centre-half role at Man United

Date published: Wednesday 23rd March 2016 10:10

Daley Blind says he “feels good” playing at centre-half for Manchester United under Louis van Gaal.

The Dutchman has emerged as one of United’s most important players this season, making 46 appearances across five different competitions – more than any other player.

Although a recognised central midfielder at both Ajax and with Holland, the 26-year-old has been inserted into central defence alongside Chris Smalling during an injury-hit campaign at Old Trafford.

Blind has performed well in his new role, and the Dutchman says he “feels good” as his second season at the club draws to a close.

“I’m developing well, and in the big games I’ve played, I’ve been consistent, which I think is important,” Blind told Dutch outlet NOS.

“I think I can still play at left-back and in midfield, but right now I feel good at centre-back. It’s wonderful to have the game in front of me, and be a part of building from the back with my forward passes to start attacks.”

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