Daley Blind says Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is 'frightening'

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New Manchester United signing Daley Blind has revealed that boss Louis van Gaal is 'frightening' to work with - but has praised his countryman as he tried to guide the Red Devils back to the top of the table.

Blind arrived at Old Trafford in a deal worth around £14 million before the close of the transfer window. He was one of six new arrivals over the summer with the likes of Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria also signing on the dotted line.


Blind and his fellow new signings made an instant impact on Saturday, helping Manchester United to a 4-0 victory over QPR at Old Trafford - their first competitive win under Van Gaal.

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The former Ajax man was also part of Van Gaal's Dutch World Cup squad in Brazil this summer so has a better understanding of how the Manchester United boss works than most - and believes he can still learn a lot from the former Barcelona boss.


"He (Van Gaal) is very honest to everybody, he knows what he wants and he knows his philosophy, Blind told MUTV.

"He can bring that to the players and he can make a team with everybody in. That is a good start for everybody, if you want to work for each other. I have really learned a lot from Van Gaal and I like working under him."


Blind also revealed that Van Gaal's blunt nature can come as a surprise to some.

He said: "He is not frightening, he is just honest. That can be frightening, but I like it."

The Dutch international was deployed as a deep-lying midfielder in Manchester United's win against QPR, although he is versatile enough to play either at centre-back or full-back.

"I think he can make me a better player in terms of positioning, where to stand and tactics in games because midfield is an important position to play," said Blind of his new midfield role. "I hope I can get better at it every day."


The Red Devils are not in Europe this season so have a mid-week break ahead of their weekend outing against Leicester. 

Van Gaal will be hoping that he can call upon a host of returning stars having been without nine players for the game against QPR. Michael Carrick should return while Ashley Young is on his way back to full fitness. Falcao, who joined on loan on deadline day, started on the bench on Saturday at Old Trafford, but could be in line for his first start as a Manchester United player.

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