Man United 3 Leicester City 1: Daley Blind enjoying midfield role

Daley Blind reflects on his assist for Robin van Persie after 3-1 win

Daley Blind reiterated that he is happy playing in midfield after the Dutch star helped Manchester United beat Leicester City at Old Trafford.

Louis van Gaal’s side were seeking revenge for a 5-3 reversal at King Power Stadium earlier this season, and Blind teed up Robin van Persie to break the deadlock in the 27th minute.

Colombia international Radamel Falcao, who was starting alongside the Dutch forward, added a second minutes later after he pounced on a loose ball following Angel di Maria’s effort.

Leicester defender Wes Morgan headed into his own net to give United a 3-0 half-time lead, before Marcin Wasilewski bagged a late consolation goal for the promoted side.

Speaking to BBC Sport after the 3-1 win, Blind expressed his delight with his first-half assist for his compatriot: “I heard Robin van Persie screaming and I chipped it over and he scored it nice.

“The runs of the strikers are very important, without that we have less options to give the ball.”

Blind, who moved to United from Ajax in a £12m deal in the summer transfer window, added that he is relishing his midfield role in Van Gaal’s side.

“I enjoyed today. I got some space to switch the play and pass forward.

“For me it doesn’t matter where I play, I can play in both positions. I prefer a little bit in midfield but if the trainer needs me to play on defence then I can do that.”

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