Tyler Blackett has been speaking about his relationship with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.
The 20-year-old defender is very highly rated by the Dutchman, who has made the Englishman a key player in his line-up.
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Van Gaal has a reputation of being strict and authoritative, and there have been some suggestions that it could take some time for the United players to get used to that.
However, Blackett does not seem to have any problem with the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach whatsoever and is happy working with him.
‘From day one, the manager said that he was going to give young players a chance and he has kept his word, which is pleasing for us all to see," he said in the club's matchday programme. "I am just pleased that he has recognised me and the other young players who can help the team.
'He is very encouraging and pushes you to do well. There are times when you need a push if you are not doing so well, so I've enjoyed working with him’.
‘Is he scary? He has his moments when he tells you the truth, but I think that is good for players because you always want to know where you stand with the manager’, added the youngster. ‘It has been really good so far’.
Blackett seems to have the faith of Van Gaal, but it is unlikely that he will start against Everton at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.
The England Under-21 international was sent-off against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium last month and was suspended for last weekend’s 2-1 home win against West Ham United.
Although Blackett is available for Sunday’s clash, he is likely to be a substitute as fellow youngster Paddy McNair will be partnered by Marcos Rojo in central defence.