Daley Blind could be a Luke Shaw alternative

Well, it was probably always going to happen. Manchester United have been linked with Dutch left-back Daley Blind, and De Telefraaf reckon he’s an alternative if the Luke Shaw deal does fall through. The 24-year old left-back had an excellent game against Spain, and managed two superb assists to put Holland ahead.

Blind is six years older than Shaw, boasting much more experience in terms of footballing minutes; This can be seen as a good or a bad thing, as Shaw will obviously be playing football for longer than Blind, but that experience could be crucial at first.

Louis van Gaal obviously knows Daley Blind’s game inside out, which once again would be better for Manchester United. He could slot straight into the team, and he’ll already have a good understanding with the obvious focal point for United next season – Robin van Persie.

Luke Shaw is one of the hottest properties in English football at the moment, and he has the potential to be United’s left back for a long while. Personally I’d just edge for Shaw, but I’d be more than happy if we brought Blind in instead.

Who would you prefer?

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  1. I would have both for the fact that Blind can also play as a defensive midfielder. He showed he can be adapt at playing box-to-box and till Kevin Strootman regains his fitness and form, Blind is that go-to guy.

  2. Blind wins it easily, he far better. Shaw is the most overrated player currently in England despite being no where near as good as people say. It won’t take long for him to be found out as average at united and dropped by England, stay at soton where the hype can live despite not being as good as thus hype.

    Blind for united by a country mile

  3. blind
    already waited long for our first signing. liverpool n chelsea already made some good signing. what s woodward doing?

  4. Whether MANUTD acquires the services of Luke Shaw or not, the should too go for Blind, because he can also play in the midfield.

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