Burley: Why Man United manager can’t play Blind at centre-half

Former Chelsea man Craig Burley explains why Louis van Gaal shouldn't play Daley Blind at centre-half

Louis van Gaal will be making a big tactical error if the Manchester United manager plays Daley Blind at centre-half this season, according to Craig Burley.

The former Netherlands manager has indicated that he is prepared to use the 26-year-old midfielder in the heart of his defence this coming season.

Van Gaal has been left stumped in his bid to sign a new defender, although the Red Devils are reportedly to offer cash plus Jonny Evans for Everton youngster John Stones.

Speaking to talkSPORT, former Chelsea man Burley discussed why Van Gaal would be committing suicide if he opted to play versatile Blind at centre-half.

“Blind as a left-sided centre-back is just football suicide.

“He’s too weak, he’s got no positional sense, he’s not very strong in the air and he will be outmuscled.”

The United boss already has recognised centre-halves Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo in his squad, as well as youngsters Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett.

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The 20-time English champions were linked with a move for Borussia Dormtund captain Mats Hummels in recent months, but the centre-half appears unlikely to leave the Bundesliga side.

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