Jamie Carragher hails Daley Blind

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Manchester United's deadline day signing of Dutchman Daley Blind may well have been overshadowed by the deal to bring Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao to the club, but the versatile midfielder has impressed in his early days at Old Trafford. 

He's even been handed huge praise by Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, who has suggested that the 24-year-old looks 'a very good' signing for the Red Devils. 

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Carragher comments 

The Reds legend has, however, insisted that bigger tests will come for the midfielder, but has admitted that he's been impressed by his performances for Louis van Gaal's side so far. 

On his Sky Sports blog, he wrote: "The bigger tests will come when United take on Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool over the next month or two, but Blind has looked very neat and tidy with the ball so far.

"He has been brought into the team to do the role Nemanja Matic does so well as Chelsea – sit deep and offer protection to the attacking players in front of him – and you can see he is a clever footballer.

"His dad, Danny, was also a very cultured and intelligent player who had a great understanding of the game, albeit at centre-back rather than in midfield, and Daley looks to have soaked up a lot of that wisdom.

"He is able to play in a number of positions and never seems fazed or overawed by anything, while he is a very athletic player as well so can get up and down the pitch if needs be.

"Blind looks like a very good signing, especially at around £14million."

Deserved praise 

But, there's no doubt about it, Blind deserves the praise that's been accredited to him from the Sky Sports pundit. After all, at just 24-years-old, the Dutchman is still learning the game, but has quickly settled to life in England's elite division. 

As Carragher's mentioned, at £14m, the Blind signing represents a steal in this modern game. Since arriving to the Theatre of Dreams, Blind's played in every minute of the club's last four fixtures - three of them which have ended in victory for the Red Devils. 

Van Gaal, of course, landed some of the world's best attacking talent in the likes of Radamel Falcao, Angel di Maria and Co, but Blind may well prove just as important as that duo over the course of the season. 

He will be the man to do the dirty work and sit in front of United's extremely vulnerable back-four. The Red Devils will be stronger in attack and defence because of his presence in the side - he's the type of player every successful club need. 

Manchester United fans: Have you been impressed with Blind so far? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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