Manchester United scouts watch £20m star, talk he is Old Trafford bound

Manchester United are said to have scouted Daley Blind at the weekend.

Manchester United sent scouts to watch Daley Blind in action at the weekend for Ajax.

United We Stand fanzine editor and ESPN correspondent Andy Mitten broke the news on his PlayUp video app, while giving his reaction to the club's impending Angel di Maria deal.

He went onto suggest a deal to sign the Dutchman is in the pipeline, but stressed it is unconfirmed:

"I'm also told United were watching Daley Blind for Ajax against PSV. Word among the scouts is that United have done the deal.

"I've not heard that from the other end but there certainly seems to be talk in Holland that Blind is going to Old Trafford - Again thats not been confirmed that's just talk among scouts who don't have to stand it up."

Blind has been linked with United on and off over the summer, with the versatile star part of Louis van Gaal's Holland squad at the World Cup.

Capable of playing at left wing-back and in central midfield, he would add depth to United's squad and could be the reinforcement the club are eyeing to strengthen in the middle of the pitch.

Blind did not however have a game to remember at the weekend, as Ajax lost 3-1 at home to rivals PSV.

While he completed 92 per cent of his passes, he only made one tackle and one interception, although did create one goalscoring opportunity.

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