Manchester United have been playing some good stuff on the field at the moment, which has been promising to watch as an avid fan of the club. However, one man who has featured rather sparingly recently is Daley Blind, who has been limited to minutes from off of the bench.
Now, the former Arsenal defender-turned-pundit in the form of Martin Keown has been speaking out on United’s defensive situation. He reckons that Blind will no longer play as a centre-back for Manchester United any more.
“I don’t think Daley Blind will play as a centre-half for United any more.“ Keown told the Daily Mail.
“Mourinho likes to have a solid base and he will feel that the jigsaw puzzle is not yet complete at the back for United.” The pundit continued to say.
For me personally, I always prefer Daley Blind just in front of the back four protecting the defence. When Louis van Gaal signed him, that’s where the Dutchman played his first few games and he had a real influence on proceedings from in that position.
It was only in Van Gaal’s second year in charge when Blind was moved to the centre-back slot, and to his credit he did do a very good job there.
However, with the emergence of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo, coupled with Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling, you’d imagine Blind’s minutes in that spot will be limited.
Let’s not forget that he can also do an adequate job out at left-back, and in my opinion he’s probably our first choice option in this area of the field at the moment.