Manchester United star Daley Blind sees versatility as a blessing

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Daley Blind says his versatility is not a negative and is happy to play wherever United need him.

Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind thinks his versatility can only be a good thing, according to the club’s official website.

The Dutchman has played in several positions since joining in a £14 million deal from Ajax in the summer but doesn’t seem to be bothered by his constant moving around.

So far, Blind has featured in centre midfield, central defence and even on the left side of a back four, as United have changed formation or been short on numbers thanks to a series of injuries during Louis Van Gaal’s first season.

However, the player insists that he enjoys playing in all of the different positions, saying that because he has done a similar thing for a number of years at former club Ajax, he finds it a smooth transition between roles in the side.

"I like that I can play more positions – I don’t see it as a negative point,” Blind said to MUTV.

“Back at Ajax I used to switch a couple of times during games and I tried to always learn what was needed for each position.”

United are currently fourth in the table, 12 points behind league leaders Chelsea with van Gaal opting to play a number of systems in his first Premier League campaign.

Blind has played a important role in the side so far, proving to be the perfect defensive compliment to United’s vast attacking talents, and his latest comments suggest he is willing to help the side in any way possible.

“I think I can help the team by being like that when we need it. It’s also nice for the manager that he has more options with me,” said Blind.

"It’s now a bit easier for me to switch really quickly in my mind for the different positions so I know what to do where. I think that’s important."

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