Daley Blind: Playing at centre-back has made me a better player

by Tanveer Arayan

Daley Blind believes his transition to centre-back at Manchester United this season has made him a better player.

Blind was brought to Man United in 2014 as a midfielder but he also played at centre-back and left-back during his debut campaign.

This season, Louis van Gaal has mainly used Blind in central defence alongside Chris Smalling and the Dutchman has impressed, earning a number of plaudits for his displays.

“I am pleased with my season,” Blind said.

“I have played consistently and that’s what I want, I always want to reach a certain level for myself. I have learned a lot this season as a centre-back and I think that has helped make me a better player overall. I’m happy it’s going well this season. The manager has put his trust in me and I also feel that from my team-mates so I can be happy.”

Every successful team needs reliable players who are consistent and are willing to put the needs of the team above their own and Blind falls into that category.

The likes of David de Gea and Anthony Martial have stolen the headlines over the course of the campaign but Blind’s contribution has been invaluable and he will likely be recognised for his efforts at the end of the season.

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