Are Manchester United about to make a terrible mistake letting Daley Blind go?

Manchester United's Daley Blind

Are Manchester United about to make a terrible mistake letting Daley Blind go?

Manchester United's Daley BlindManchester United's Daley Blind

Daley Blind is a player who could be set to exit Manchester United this summer, SkySports report, but would it be a terrible mistake allowing him to leave?

The Mirror report that La Liga champions Barcelona are already interested, which tells you everything about the calibre of player United could let walk out the exit door.

(L - R) Manchester United's Daley Blind, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo celebrate with the trophy after winning the FA Cup(L - R) Manchester United's Daley Blind, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo celebrate with the trophy after winning the FA Cup

Blind was a player signed by Louis van Gaal, and has been a rare success story, living up to his billing as a classy player capable of playing in multiple positions.

This campaign he has been stuck at centre-back, arguably his third  best position, and while his limitations have been shown at times, largely he has adapted well and been a reliable performer.

In midfield in his debut season Blind showed the form which convinced United to sign him from Ajax, chipping in with goals, and at one stage leading the team in interceptions.

Daley Blind celebrates after scoring the first goal for Manchester UnitedDaley Blind celebrates after scoring the first goal for Manchester United

He also filled in at left-back and appeared a better bet than a shaky Luke Shaw as the season went on, even if the England youngster bounced back to reclaim the position before his recent injury.

United could certainly make use of a player like Blind for years to come, and letting him leave could be an error, for he is also the type of character unlikely to kick up a fuss at being rotated in and out of the side.

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Jose Mourinho should give the Dutchman a chance to show what he can do before making his mind up about him, but use him as midfielder or fill-in left-back and emergency centre-back, rather than the way Louis van Gaal chose to do so over the past 12 months.

What do you think, should United keep Daley Blind?

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