The Dutchman played as a centre-back under Louis van Gaal, but hasn’t been able to fight for his role in the backline due to the solid partnerships that have formed with Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo and then Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly.
Speaking about the situation, he claims Blind claims Man United can only benefit from inform players as they have to rotate the squad.
“It’s a very important period. We have a very fit squad and I think we need everyone because we have a lot of games,” he said.
“I think that [competition for places] makes the team better and better. Everyone wants to fight for his place and when the competition is high, you have to perform and you lift each other’s performances. It’s good for the team.”
It’s brilliant to hear him putting the team’s needs above his own, but there’s no doubt he’ll get his time to shine, especially as United already have five more fixtures scheduled for the month of January.
After seeing his performances for United, supporters have labelled him as Michael Carrick‘s replacement at Old Trafford, but it remains to be seen how his role under Mourinho will develop.