Daley Blind didn’t get enough credit for Man United debut, says Liverpool legend
Liverpool legend Phil Thompson heaps praise on Daley Blind for his Manchester United debut last week
Daley Blind didn’t get enough credit for his performance in Manchester United’s 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers, according to Phil Thompson.
The Netherlands international made his Red Devils debut at Old Trafford last Sunday following his £16m move to United from Ajax in the summer transfer window.
Blind completed 96 per cent of his attempted passes as Louis van Gaal secured his first United win thanks to goals from Ander Herrera, Angel di Maria, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata.
But Liverpool legend Thompson reserved special praise for forward-thinking Dutch midfielder Blind.
“Daley Blind was absolutely fantastic,” Thompson told Sky Sports News.
“He didn’t get the credit that he should have done. He did what others haven’t done like Darren Fletcher, Tom Cleverley and even Michael Carrick. He passed the ball forward with pace.
“Some of the other players go square or to the centre-half. He was there all the time. It was his passing for me. The majority of the time it was forward. I think that was very important to the side.”