Luke Shaw’s tetchy relationship with Jose Mourinho has reportedly reached breaking point and the former Southampton man now wants to leave Old Trafford.
That has set tongues wagging about a return to St Mary’s for the English left-back but there is another defender who looks set for the United exit door who could well prove to be a more valuable asset; Daley Blind.
While Ryan Bertrand would directly block Shaw’s path to the Saints first team, Blind could slot in at centre-back or holding midfield, adding technical ability and composure on the ball.
Southampton are a predominantly technical team and Blind, who has 52 caps for Holland, would fit in well with that, too. His versatility would be an asset to any top-flight manager.
So that’s why we asked the Saints fans whether they would like their side to sign the Dutchman in the summer; provided they are still in the Premier League and regardless of who is then the manager.
The response was overwhelmingly in favour, with 81 per cent of supporters hoping their club makes the deal happen in the summer. Check out the full results of the poll below…