Daley Blind hobbles out of Netherlands match with injury

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Manchester United’s injury crisis worsens as Daley Blind picks up a knee problem.

Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind had to retire from the Netherlands' Euro 2016 qualifier with Latvia after picking up a knee injury.

The Red Devils have been hampered with a number of injuries this season, and the loss of defensive midfielder Blind could serve as a big blow.

The 24-year-old star has been in fine form for United since moving from Eredivisie champions Ajax and his versatility has been vitally important over the past few weeks.

Blind recently told reporters how he prefers to play in midfield, but in the victory over Premier League opposition Crystal Palace he showed his worth by covering the injured Marcos Rojo at centre-back.

With a big game against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium coming up next weekend, United manager Louis van Gaal will be hoping that Blind’s injury isn’t serious.

The incident happened around the 20-minute mark with the Dutch leading 1-0. It appeared to be a knee problem, but it didn’t appear too serious.

If there is any consolation, it’s that a stretcher wasn’t required for the player - although he was shortly caught on the television cameras shaking his head on the Oranje bench.

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