Paul Scholes unsure of Daley Blind's best position

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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is not sure new signing Daley Blind is strong enough to play left back under Louis van Gaal.

As reported by the Daily Express, Scholes voiced his concerns over the signing of Blind as he's unsure where the Dutchman fits in at Old Trafford.

To be fair to Blind, one of his strengths is his versatility as he can play in several positions including left-back, central midfield and right-back.

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But Scholes, one of the most successful and celebrated Manchester United players of all time, is not convinced.


"I'm not too sure what position he is going to play in," Scholes said. "I don't think he is strong enough for a left-back in England.

"And the only place we can seem to get him into the team is central midfield. He's a very good footballer but is he the answer? We will wait and see."

Blind was one of several signings by van Gaal this summer - the former-Holland boss spent the best part of £150m upgrading United's squad as the likes of Radamel Falcao, Ander Herrera and Angel Di Maria all joined the 2013 Premier League champions.

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Blind was one of the top performers at the World Cup this summer as the Netherlands reached the semi-finals, only to lose to Argentina after extra time.

He is expected to slot into midfield, the biggest area of weakness as it stands following the injury to new signing Ander Herrera.

United fans will get a first look at their new squad when Queens Park Rangers travel to Old Trafford to take on United in the Premier League.

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