Daley Blind issues Man United warning ahead of Crystal Palace trip
Daley Blind has warned his Manchester United team-mates that they will have to be at their best to beat Crystal Palace
Daley Blind has warned Manchester United that they will have to be at their best if they want to beat Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Red Devils head to London looking to bounce back from the disappointment of their League Cup exit at the hands of Middlesbrough in midweek.
Louis van Gaal’s men are aiming to return to winning ways in the top flight after their goalless draw with Manchester City last weekend.
And the Netherlands international has warned his team-mates that they cannot afford to underestimate Alan Pardew’s side ahead of Saturday’s game.
“Teams always want to bounce back after a defeat,” Blind told MUTV. “Cup games can be different but this a Premier League match and I’ve said many times that Premier League games are always tough. There are no easy games. This won’t be easy either so we have to be focused and concentrate.
“Crystal Palace are a very stable team with a lot of quality in their side. They have bought some good players so it’ll be a tough game again. We remember last season’s match which was a hard one as well.
“We try to prepare ourselves in the best way we can. Despite their last few results, you can still see they have some quality players who can change games. We have to make sure they don’t do that against us.”
United are currently fourth in the Premier League table and two points behind leaders Manchester City after 10 games.
Blind, who joined United from Ajax in 2014, has been a regular fixture in Van Gaal’s first team this season and has scored one goal in eight Premier League appearances for the Old Trafford outfit.