Man Utd’s Daley Blind not overawed by big-name Red Devils stars

Manchester United defender Daley Blind is not overawed by the big names in the Red Devils dressing room

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Daley Blind insists he is not overawed despite playing alongside big-name stars like Angel di Maria at Manchester United.

The Netherlands international completed a £16m switch to Old Trafford from Ajax on transfer deadline day this summer, penning a four-year deal with the Red Devils.

Blind was one of six arrivals in the recent transfer window, although the Dutch star lacked the glamour of £59.7m signing Di Maria or Colombia international Radamel Falcao.

However, the 24-year-old, who voted Dutch football of the year last spring, isn’t lacking any confidence in Louis van Gaal’s dressing room despite his star-studded team-mates.

“I’m not a player United [paid a fortune for] like Di Maria,” Blind told the Independent. “But that doesn’t make me a shy boy in the dressing room and on the training pitch.

“Thanks to Amsterdamse bluf, we Ajax players have a natural self-confidence.”

Blind has played in four Premier League games since his summer switch to United from the Eredivisie champions.

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