Man United getting closer to Louis van Gaal’s vision, says Daley Blind
Daley Blind runs the rule on Manchester United's performance
Daley Blind believes Manchester United are edging closer to how Louis van Gaal wants the Red Devils to play.
The 20-time English champions edged to a 3-1 victory over Leicester City courtesy of goals from Robin van Persie, Radamel Falcao and Wes Morgan’s own goal.
The Red Devils hoisted themselves up to third spot in the Premier League table after their win, moving to within five points of second-placed Manchester City.
United midfielder Blind is pleased with the club’s progress under their Dutch coach, especially how the Red Devils kept hold of possession against the Foxes.
“We are pleased with the result. We tried to keep possession and create chances from that. We were the better team, keeping possession and scoring goals. Once you score the first goal the other team has to do something,” Blind is quoted as saying by the Standard.
“We played a good game with a lot of patience and ball possession. The first-half was very good, in the second-half maybe we had too much patience. But we tried to kill the game with possession and create chances from that.
Blind has scored one goal in 10 Premier League appearances, racking up 900 minutes of top-flight football despite suffering an ankle injury on international duty in November.
The versatile midfielder, who was named Dutch football of the year last season, completed a £16m move to United from Eredivisie champions Ajax in the simmer transfer window.
The Red Devils star was one of the breakthrough players at the World Cup after a series of impressive performance for Van Gaal’s Netherlands side.