Sir Bobby Charlton has always had a strong presence at Old Trafford on and off the field, and as the club goes through a period of transition he is enabling the crop of new players to settle in.
Playing for Manchester United comes with a lot of pressure and expectation and following a summer of recruitment at the club the signings could (almost) be forgiven for being overawed by the occasion. However it seems that Sir Bobby is having a big effect on the class of '14 and is proving to be a calming and inspirational influence for them.
Daley Blind whose performances on the pitch have seen him make a smooth transition from Ajax spoke about the impact Charlton has had.
"Sir Bobby doesn't speak much, but he is there, standing. He is a living legend of his club and it means something to us that he comes."
When the players might seem lost and their heads are gone following a poor game, Sir Bobby can be there to remind them of the glory involved with the club, and seeing someone like him in the dressing room would make you proud to wear the shirt. Of course Blind knows all about representing a historic club, with great traditions.
He believes his time at Ajax helped him prepare for the move to Manchester United. The famous youth system at the Amsterdam club educates the players in such a way that helps them deal with the pressures of modern day football. Many stars have been brought through that academy, and Blind believes he is a very confident player due to his time at Ajax.
"I suppose we have been raised with the Amsterdamse bluf (confidence). I'm not a player United bought for €75million like Angel di Maria, but that doesn't make me a shy boy in the dressing room and on the training pitch."
"It's the Amsterdamse bluf that gives me that."