Blind: United on right track with Van Gaal

Daley Blind has told Manchester United fans they must keep faith with Louis van Gaal.

Although United are fourth in the Premier League, they have not provided their supporters with the thrilling expansive play they became accustomed to under Alex Ferguson.

During last Saturday’s 2-0 win at QPR fans started questioning the Van Gaal’s tactics and demanded he ditch the 3-5-2 system which some feel makes United too slow and predictable.

Blind is familiar with such criticism. He was part of the unfancied Dutch team that finished third in the World Cup despite playing with three defenders at the back.

The midfielder thinks United’s star players will begin to excel once they get to grips with the new system and he feels there is no better man to lead United than Van Gaal.

“He makes players better and he makes teams better. I like that in a coach. That is his most important asset,” the former Ajax man said.

“It was the same when I was with him with Holland. He wanted to make the team better. As the team gets better individuals started standing out as well. We didn’t play very great football at the World Cup but we were winning games and we started playing better after winning. ”

Gary Neville singled Blind out as one of the reasons why United’s tempo has at times been slow this year. The former United captain accused the 24-year-old of playing it too safe at Old Trafford.

Blind is happy to accept Neville’s critique of him but will not change his game just because the ex-defender says he should.


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