Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind has admitted that he's like to play alongside Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
As reported by the club's official site, Blind, who arrived at Old Trafford from Dutch outfit Ajax last summer, believes he would learn a great deal from the Portuguese forward, who is still cherished by the Red Devils faithful.
Ronaldo, of course, left the Theatre of Dreams for a stunning world record fee in the summer of 2009 and has since gone on to become arguably the greatest player in the world.
There's no doubt about it, United fans would love to see Ronaldo star in the red shirt with Blind, but that's certainly appearing to be more unlikely as the years pass by.
As well as admitting that he'd like to play with Ronaldo, Blind also revealed that he would have loved to have played with the retired duo of Ryan Giggs and David Beckham.
Ronaldo is the best
When asked which former United players he'd have liked to play alongside, the midfielder responded by saying: "Manchester United has had so many great players, so it is difficult to choose. Cristiano Ronaldo, who is now one of the best in the world. It would be nice to play with him and I think I could learn a lot from him.
"Also, I was a fan of David Beckham. I was a fan of his passing and how he was always important in the game.
Giggs, meanwhile, only finished his career at the end of last season, and Blind has insisted that the Welshman has still got it.
He continued by saying: "I missed out on playing with Giggsy. He is somebody you look up to, he is a personality and I try to learn from him. He sometimes plays in training… he has still got it!"
Blind must be dominant
The likes of Ronaldo, Beckham and Giggs, of course, are Manchester United legends, while Blind is still getting to grips with life in Manchester.
In truth, it has been an up-and-down campaign for the Dutchman, who has featured in the middle of the park and at left-back.
At times, in midfield he's looked the real deal, but on other occasions he's not looked powerful enough to control the midfield. Some of his best performances have actually come at left-back, so it remains to be seen just where Louis van Gaal will look to play him for the long term.
If he's set to stay in midfield, then this campaign will prove a great learning curve for the ex-Ajax man, and he may well kick on in the 2015/16 season.
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