After fears over the summer about his place in the Manchester United line-up, Daley Blind has responded with performances bordering on perfection.
With 100% tackles won, 100% aerial duels won, 17 clearances and seven interceptions with zero fouls, as per Squawka in the tweet below, it’s been a solid start to the campaign from the Dutchman.
Daley Blind in 2016/17:
100% tackles won
100% aerial duels won
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 9, 2016
Just for good measure, Squawka later added that he’s had 90 percent pass accuracy, as he continues to impress in all facets of the game.
Despite being asked to play alongside a new central defensive partner in Eric Bailly, who by the way has been equally as impressive if not more so since arriving in England, Blind has brought the same calmness and solidity to the United backline as he did for much of last year.
In turn, it looks as though Louis van Gaal’s exit hasn’t spelled the end of his time at Old Trafford, instead it looks to be more of the same for the Dutch international.