A series of superb saves from David de Gea kept the score goalless at St James’ Park while Wayne Rooney and Marouane Fellaini fired straight at Newcastle keeper Tim Krul at the other end of the pitch.
Ashley Young eventually secured what was a huge three points for Man United by grabbing a winner late on.
Blind was delighted to get the victory and thanked fans for their ‘great’ support away from home:
Some fans will accuse Blind of playing too slowly against the Magpies but he put in a decent shift and can be happy with his performance. Every successful team needs players who are willing to do the unglamorous tasks and Blind is great at keeping things ticking over, much like Michael Carrick.
His combination play with Ander Herrera was encouraging and the pair gave United an element of control during the match, particularly during the first half. After un-organised performances against the likes of Burnley and West Ham, it was good to see as United head into a tough run of fixtures.