Frank de Boer says that transfer target Daley Blind seems to be happy
Inter Milan manager Frank de Boer says that transfer target Daley Blind seems to be happy at Manchester United despite the threat of first-team opportunities being reduced under the regime of José Mourinho.
Since the arrival of the Portuguese, the club has spent a whopping £ 150 million on four new players including a defender Eric Bertrand Bailly. The Ivory Coast international has arrived at Old Trafford for a fee of £ 30 million and he is likely to be the first choice ahead ofBlind. The Dutchman was signed by former manager Louis van Gaal. He is unlikely to be favoured by the current regime unless he is extremely good.
Capable of playing in a number of positions across the back four and also as the defensive midfielder, the versatility offered by the 26-year-old will be key to Manchester United overcoming their recent injury problems. The club has suffered a long list of injuries especially in the last three years and this may not be as a result of the training program implemented by the manager. Inter Milan have been rumoured to be interested inBlind especially after the recent arrival of Frank de Boer as the club’s new manager. The former Ajax boss knowsBlind well and he would like to coach his countryman at the San Siro.
"I like him as a player for sure, he's fantastic. He is very happy at Manchester United though and played in the Community Shield.Of course, any of my ex-players at Ajax are guys I like to keep an eye on and watch them very closely. I do the same with [Christian] Eriksen, [Toby] Alderweireld, all of those guys. I like to follow them and I do the same with Daley Blind.I know his situation and I think he's very happy and playing with confidence but we'll see in the future," said de Boer.