Manchester United’s Daley Blind: “We’re closer to how van Gaal wants us to play”


Manchester United cruised to victory on Saturday against Leicester City, as the Red Devils cantered to a 3-1 win at Old Trafford.

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With the victory Louis van Gaal’s side climbed up to third place, and man of the match Daley Blind believes United are improving each week and getting towards where they should be.

After playing for LVG with the Dutch national team over the past few years, Blind knows better than most what it takes to impress United’s Dutch manager.

“We come closer every week to the way Louis van Gaal wants us to play,” Blind said. “We are on the right track and we are happy. Of course you want a clean sheet but 3-1 at home, we played a good game and it is a good result.”

Blind added that the Red Devils were sensational in the first half but perhaps took their foot of the gas a little too much after the break.

“We are pleased with the result. We tried to keep possession and create chances from that. We were the better team, keeping possession and scoring goals,” Blind said. “Once you score the first goal the other team has to do something. We played a good game with a lot of patience and ball possession. The first-half was very good, in the second-half maybe we had too much patience. But we tried to kill the game with possession and create chances from that.”

Regardless, United looked rampant going forward in the first half with Angel di Maria and Adnan Januzaj on the wing, Wayne Rooney in the hole and both Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao grabbing a goal each up top.

With that quintet in good form, United will smash three goals past most teams between now and the end of the season as their pursuit of a top four finish continues.