Daley Blind should be given a chance to succeed Michael Carrick

Daley Blind should be given a chance to succeed Michael Carrick

Manchester United star Daley Blind should be given an opportunity to prove that he can succeed Michael Carrick next season.

The Englishman is set to retire at the end of the current campaign and will join the backroom staff after being offered a position by Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese manager has made it clear that he will dip into the transfer budget in the summer in order to replace Carrick.

It’s clear that the veteran will leave a hole in United’s dressing room and his experience as well as leadership will be sorely missed.

However it’s certainly an opportunity for someone to take advantage of the situation and Blind should be given an audition of sorts.

The Dutchman hasn’t necessarily had the most successful of careers at Old Trafford though he’s definitely proven to be a useful utility option.

His versatility has actually worked against him as he’s ended up featuring in the left back and centre back positions under Louis van Gaal and Mourinho.

Though the former Red Devils manager trusted him more, it’s still clear that it wasn’t Daley’s best position and he could excel elsewhere.

The former Ajax man used to mainly feature where Michael currently features for the team which is in defensive midfield.

There’s no doubts over Daley Blind‘s ability on the ball or his passing or even tackling for that matter; what’s concerning is his physicality and pace.

However, Michael Carrick was never known to possess either of the latter two qualities either and should the 28 year old be given an opportunity in midfield he could succeed too.

Perhaps not as well as the former Tottenham did but it appears that Jose is only looking for someone to play second fiddle to Nemanja Matic who’s the obvious first choice in that position.

If that’s the case then why not give Blind an opportunity to impress in defensive midfield and instead focus United’s efforts on sorting out their defence.

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