Video: Is this why Man United paid £14m for Daley Blind?
Video: Manchester United signing Daley Blind produces an awful mishit pass during Netherlands's 2-0 loss to Italy
Manchester United won the race to sigh highly-rated Daley Blind on the final day of the summer transfer window on Monday.
The 24-year-old, who was named Dutch player of the year in May, earned rave reviews after a string of impressive performances during the Netherlands’s World Cup campaign in Brazil.
It prompted former Dutch head coach and current United manager Louis van Gaal to make Blind one of his top summer targets as he sought to strengthen his under-performing squad.
Blind earned particular praise for his pass to tee up new United team-mate Robin van Persie for one of the greatest World Cup goals of all-time in a 5-1 demolition of Spain.
However, the former Ajax defender won’t have impressed United supporters who watched the Netherlands suffer a 2-0 loss to Italy on Thursday night after playing this horror pass.
Blind is in good company, though, after Manchester City midfielder James Milner conjured an almost identical mishit pass during England’s 1-0 victory over Norway on Wednesday.