Daley Blind: Why Man United aren’t boring
Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind rejects the suggestion that the Red Devils are boring to watch
Daley Blind has rejected the suggestion that Manchester United are a boring team to watch.
The Netherlands international has been a key part of a United side that hasn’t conceded a goal in the Premier League after three games.
We defend very well and we create a lot of chances when we attack, we just need to score more goals but the goals will come
However, Louis van Gaal’s men have managed to score just twice in their victories over Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa before last weekend’s stalemate with Newcastle United.
And Blind, who has formed a fledgling centre-half partnership with Chris Smalling, was adamant that United do want to produce attacking football despite a slow start.
“We are playing really compact now and that’s something he (Van Gaal) demands,” Blind told Sky Sports. “One of his strengths is that we are always strong in defence and that he always knows the opponents well.
“There are never any surprises against us because we are so well prepared.
“I think it is (unfair to say the team is boring), we want to play attacking football and I think everyone can see that.
“We defend very well and we create a lot of chances when we attack, we just need to score more goals but the goals will come.”
Blind moved to United from Eredivisie outfit Ajax in a £16m deal last summer after the defender impressed during the 2014 World Cup.
The 25-year-old versatile defender has scored twice in 32 games in all competitions for the 20-time English champions in the past 12 months.
United face Swansea City at Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon.