The 24-year-old will become the fifth major signing for United this summer and the first Dutch player to join Louis van Gaal‘s side.
Blind is a versatile player who is capable of playing in defensive midfield and left-back, where he was positioned at the World Cup, but his natural position is as a holding midfielder.
Van Gaal has always been insistent that he wants players at the club who believe and understand his philosophy so the signing of Blind makes perfect sense in that regard.
Blind has been pulled out of Ajax’s squad this weekend and is expected to fly to Manchester in order to complete his move for a reported €18m.
We’ll bring you the latest updates as and when they happen.