Daley Blind injury adds to Manchester United's problems

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Another international break and another injury for Manchester United. Daley Blind was sent back to his club after suffering a suspected knee ligament problem in Holland's 6-0 win against Latvia, according to The Independent.

Blind was bought by United this summer from Ajax for £14 million. Louis van Gaal was incredibly keen for the full-back to join the Red Devils having worked with him in Brazil during a successful World Cup campaign for Holland.

Start at Old Trafford

Blind has been ever present for United during their stuttering start to the season but has impressed in a difficult role which United have been looking to fill for several years. Blind's versatility has already been evident, as he's filled in for the recently injured Marcos Rojo and suspended Chris Smalling.

On top of this Phil Jones and Jonny Evans are also still absent, meaning Blind has been employed as centre half alongside rapidly promoted youth product Paddy McNair. 

Dutch duty

Blind was forced off after a strong tackle by Latvian striker Eduards Višņakovs after only 20 minutes in his last international outing. Blind posted on his Instagram account with a positive message but the sentiment was not shared by Dutch coach Guus Hiddink, who was negative and quite concerned for his tireless player.

"I'm rather negative," Hiddink stated after the triumph over Latvia.

"I think it's a medial ligament that is twisted. It might be a rupture."

"I think it's a medial ligament that is twisted. It might be a rupture"

Van Gaal left blind

Van Gaal will now be scratching his head for what his starting eleven will be against Arsenal, as Michael Carrick picked up an injury whilst on England duty and David De Gea dislocating his finger whilst with the Spain squad.

Carrick will be incredibly disappointed having only just returned from an injury which has kept him out all season. The veteran midfielder had spoken about his return to the England fold and how proud he was to be representing his country once again.

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