Daley Blind’s dominant performance impresses against Aston Villa

by Sam Peoples

Daley Blind has excelled at left-back in the last three games and his performance against Aston Villa today was arguably his best.

Alongside Ashley Young on the left flank, Blind was dominant and it wasn’t a one dimensional 90 minutes from the Dutchman.

In the attacking sense, Blind was a thorn in Villa’s side. He set-up Ander Herrera‘s first goal and created other chances as well, all while making sure he stayed on top of his defensive duties.

Defensively, he was a wasp, buzzing around and biting at the heels of Villa’s players whenever they were in possession. He gave them no time on the ball and that pressure from United helped Louis van Gaal‘s side to exert real control on proceedings.

While the tempo may have lessened towards the end of the game, Blind’s overall performance was comfortable, assured and composed.

Luke Shaw might have been considered United’s first choice left-back at one stage this season but with Blind playing so well, the 19-year-old faces a tough task getting back into this team.


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