The Netherlands international moved to Old Trafford in the summer to join up with compatriot Louis van Gaal, but was a fans favourite at the Amsterdam Arena.
Both Blind and Southampton loanee Toby Alderweireld were in attendance at the grudge clash and were given a standing ovation by the home support as a mark of respect for their past efforts.
Blind has featured in a number of different positions for United this season, making ten Premier League appearances and scoring one goal since his switch in the summer.
The 24-year-old was the Eredivisie Player of the Year last season and played a considerable role in helping Ajax to the top-flight title in 2013-14.
Alderweireld left Amsterdam in the summer of 2013 to join Atletico Madrid, but has struggled to fit in at the Spanish capital city side.
As a result the Belgium international has spent this season on loan at Southampton and has struck up an excellent understanding with Jose Fonte in the Saints’ defence.