Man United target Dutch World Cup star

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is considering a move to bring Holland left-back Daley Blind with him to Old Trafford after the World Cup, according to reports from The Mirror.

The 23-year-old was one of the Oranje’s top performers in the 5-1 demolition of defending champions Spain on Friday, with his rampaging runs and energy providing a constant threat for La Roja.

With a new left-sided defender believed to be a priority for van Gaal when he makes his long-awaited move to the Theatre of Dreams after the tournament, Blind is now seen as an option.

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The son of former Netherlands star Danny is currently plying his trade for Ajax, but despite his impressive 2013/14 the Amsterdamers are rumoured to be ready to sell for around £12m.

Luke Shaw of Southampton has long been mooted as the top target, but with Blind offering more value for money he could be an appealing option.

As well as being a competent left-back, he is also able to play in a central midfield role – which is where he often featured last term at Ajax under Frank de Boer.


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