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'Love is Blind': Some Manchester United fans pay tribute to departing Blind

Daley Blind of Manchester United lifts The Europa League trophy after the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Dutchman made 141 appearances for United and won three trophies.

 

Daley Blind of Manchester United passes the ball during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Manchester United and CSKA Moskva at Old Trafford on December 5, 2017 in Manchester,...

Manchester United have sold versatile Dutchman Daley Blind to Ajax for a fee that could rise to £18.1 million, and fans have praised him for his service to the club.

The 28-year-old returns to his boyhood club on a 4-year-deal, 4 years after he left Ajax for Old Trafford in a deal worth €17.5 million (£15.5 million).

The Dutch international posted a 3-part emotional farewell on Twitter, thanking the fans and the club and saying "he would never forget some of the special games and moments".

Blind made 141 appearances for United and played a range of positions, including left-back, centre-back, and defensive midfield.

Daley Blind of Manchester United runs with the ball during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Burton Albion at Old Trafford on September 20, 2017 in Manchester,...

Having been a favourite of Louis Van Gaal, the Dutch international made 39 appearances in Jose Mourinho's first season in charge, but made just 17 in 2017/18 and was always likely to move on this summer.

The move fits all three parties involved and though some of the Old Trafford may be glad to see the back of him, they have paid their respect to a player who gave his all for the club.

 

Daley Blind of Manchester United celebrates scoring a penalty, his side's second goal during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Manchester United and SL Benfica at Old...



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