Daley Blind would be confident of beating former club Ajax if Manchester United were drawn against them in the preliminary qualifying round of the Champions League.
Man United finished fourth in the Premier League this season, meaning they still have work to do to earn the right to play in Europe’s elite competition.
Louis van Gaal’s side face potentially tricky ties against the likes of Monaco, Roma, Lazio, Marseille and Ajax but will be confident of beating all of them.
Blind echoed this sentiment by insisting that his former side should fear being drawn against United.
When asked about the possibility of facing Ajax, Blind replied: “That’d be a shame for Ajax.”
Blind is absolutely right that United should be heading into the draw full of confidence rather than being fearful of a potential banana skin. That being said, there’ll be some which see his confidence as cockiness.
Sir Alex Ferguson instilled a winning mentality at the club during his time in charge which was backed up by long periods of success. David Moyes damaged that belief but van Gaal is undoubtedly steering the club back to where they belong.