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Manchester United star Daley Blind assesses first Old Trafford season

Manchester United star Daley Blind believes that he has had a good first season at Old Trafford, reports the Daily Express.

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The 25-year-old joined the Red Devils last summer as one of the many reinforcements brought in by new manager Louis van Gaal. Although he was one of the less high profile signings of the £150 million splurge, when fit he has been on of the team’s most important players this season.

In his 24 appearances during the campaign the Netherlands international has managed two goals and two assists while playing in several positions. When United were playing with a three at the back system earlier in the season he filled in at centre-back, and he has also played in central midfield. In recent weeks the poor fitness of Luke Shaw has meant Blind has been at left-back.

The versatile player said: “It was a good season for me. I tried to get involved very quickly at Manchester United. I tried to feel at home as soon as possible and the team very much helped me with that. I think I did well. There were a couple of games towards the end of the season where it was difficult, but I always worked hard, especially in the beginning until after winter, so I did quite well.

“I found my level and only in the last few weeks was it a bit difficult for me. It has been a long season as well. You learn a lot over a season. For example, I learned how big the club is and how important the fans are. Home or away, they are always there to support us and that is an important thing.”

He has reason to be happy with the campaign, with the side qualifying for the Champions League by coming fourth in the Premier League. Next season will be a new test with the extra European games though.

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