Manchester United star Daley Blind has insisted that it was a 'dream come true' when the Red Devils started following him in the summer transfer window, reports Goal.com.
The Dutchman, of course, completed a move to the Theatre of Dreams from Ajax on transfer deadline day, and has insisted that he only thought about leaving Amsterdam when United came calling.
Blind has also insisted that Louis van Gaal is a 'specialist' at building teams and will create a winning side at Old Trafford, despite a tricky start.
"Van Gaal is a specialist at building a team," the former Ajax man told Fox Sports. "Not only on the field, also outside the pitch. His quality is to create a real collective to win games.
"Van Gaal had a lot of confidence in me during the World Cup. After the tournament in Brazil we stayed in touch. He always showed confidence in me and he proved that during the transfer period. Within two days there was a deal."
"After the World Cup there was a lot of speculation and it remained that way. That was fine for me because I felt good at Ajax. I didn't think about leaving but it's always great when a club like United follows you. A dream came true," said the 24-year-old.
"Ajax said that I only could leave when a big club makes an offer. Not every club would have reached an agreement with Ajax but you don't deny an offer of United. There was no doubt."
The versatile Dutchman has, however, endured a tricky start to his Manchester United career, despite enjoying a fine debut as the Red Devils secured a convincing 4-0 victory over QPR.
But, at Leicester City last weekend, United suffered a humiliating defeat as Van Gaal's side were on the wrong end of a 5-3 scoreline. Blind, then, will be hoping that he's in the side's starting XI to take on West Ham United this afternoon, with United looking to climb the Premier League table.
The Red Devils will be determined to beat the Hammers on home soil this afternoon, but face a tricky test with a number of players currently on the sidelines through injury.