Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind believes he can get even better with the end of his first campaign in the Premier League coming to an end.
The Dutch ace joined the Red Devils for a fee of £14 million from Ajax and has so far made 18 Premier League appearance as they chase Champions League qualification, scoring two goals in the process.
The 25-year-old says he wants to become a more complete player under Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal, and says playing in the Premier League has helped accelerate his development.
Blind is capable of playing in various positions but seems to have found a home at left-back, where he has featured over the past few weeks.
"In the Premier League, you have to grow," Blind told De Telegraaf. I noticed that the rhythm of the game is much higher. The games just went much faster than in the Netherlands.
"That comes in handy for me in the Dutch national team, and also in my career. When you develop yourself, you can become a more complete player and that's what I want - to get better every day, to learn little things; and these should naturally be reflected in the game."
Manchester United's form has picked up of late, and after a sluggish start they are well on their way to a top four finish. Consecutive wins over rivals Tottenham and Liverpool have helped their cause and they now sit five points clear of Brendan Rodgers' side in fourth place going into the international break.
Blind played a key role in the win over Liverpool and earned his side a penalty late on, although Wayne Rooney eschewed the chance to make it 3-1 when his spot-kick was saved by Simon Mignolet.
The Red Devils will face Aston Villa after the international break while Liverpool face another difficult clash against Arsenal.
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