Man United’s Daley Blind: Why I love living in the centre of Manchester

Daley Blind says that he feels completely settled in Manchester following his transfer from Ajax last summer

Daley Blind has revealed that he feels completely settled in Manchester following his transfer to United from Ajax last summer.

The Netherlands international chose to live in the centre of his new city rather than opt for a home in the countryside and says that he feels totally at home at the club.

Speaking to United’s website, Blind said: “I live in the city centre, it is really nice.

“I live in an apartment as I wanted to be with the people and the crowds. I used to live in the city centre in Amsterdam as well.

“I like to do normal stuff, like going on my bike, going out for lunch or dinner. Just normal things.”

In a wide-ranging interview, Blind also revealed that he would have considered pursuing a career as a gymnastics coach he he wasn’t a footballer.

He continued: “I was OK at school, but I did not really like it so I always wanted to do something with sports. I always said that if I was not a football player then I wanted to be a gymnastics coach at school.

“But it would have to be sport and not sitting in an office somewhere. Maybe be a trainer with kids, but definitely not economics or something like that!”

Blind has scored two goals and made two assists in 22 Premier League appearances for Louis van Gaal’s side so far this season since his transfer from Ajax last summer.

He played 63 minutes as the Red Devils slumped to a 1-0 defeat by West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford last weekend.

Blind will be hoping to feature when United travel to Crystal Palace in the Premier League this weekend.

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