Daley Blind heaps praise on Man United star despite criticism

Daley Blind has nothing but positive things to say about Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney

Daley Blind has heaped praise on Wayne Rooney following the recent criticism of the Manchester United captain.

The England skipper has come in for criticism for failing to produce consistent displays for the Red Devils this season, and has also been dropped by England.

However, Rooney has been restored to the starting line-up in recent games and will be keen to prove himself as worthy of a regular spot in Jose Mourinho’s team as the hectic festive period draws ever nearer.

And Blind insists that he can only say positive things about the veteran forward despite the recent criticism aimed his way.

Speaking in an interview with United’s website, Blind said: “Wayne is a great player and a great personality as well.

“For me I can only say that it’s a pleasure to play with him every game.”

Manchester United are looking to break back into the top four this season after their fifth placed finish last term under Louis van Gaal.

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The Red Devils will host West Ham United at Old Trafford once again in midweek as they look to reach the semi-finals of the EFL Cup.

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