Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind has insisted that it feels great to be playing his football at Old Trafford.
As reported by the club's official site, the Dutch international, who signed for the Red Devils from Ajax last summer, has also admitted that he was really excited to move to Manchester to work under boss Louis van Gaal.
Blind enjoyed a steady debut campaign on English soil, playing a key role for the side as they claimed a place in next season's Champions League competition.
And the versatile ace certainly appears to be happy at the club as, when reflecting on signing for the club last summer, he stated: "It felt great, and it still feels great. It's a club you dream of playing for when you're a little boy, so it feels fantastic."
Blind, of course, starred under United chief Van Gaal at this past summer's World Cup, and he's insisted that he's continued to learn from him over the course of this campaign.
When speaking about his boss, he continued by saying: "I was really excited for that because I knew that he could make players better. This year, I think I've learned a lot from him and I'm very happy that he has a lot of confidence in me, and that he brought me to this beautiful club.
"I'm thankful for that. You have to work very hard for him. He asks 100% of you every day, but that's good, it keeps you sharp and makes you better. He's very honest too, he knows what he wants and he's always himself – that's a great quality."
One thing's for sure, fans of United will most certainly be pleased with Blind's objectives ahead of the 2015/16 campaign, with the Dutchman expecting the club to fight for the Premier League title.
Ultimately, United, despite securing a place in the top four, were way off the pace this time round, but will no doubt be hoping to overhaul Chelsea next term.
On next season's race for the title, Blind continued by saying: "I think we're not far off. If you look at the end of this season, we've done well and we've picked up a lot of points, even thought the last few games were difficult, but I think we have a good chance next year.
"If you look at the games we've played against the top teams, we've won a lot of points and a club like Manchester United will always aim to win the title. Next year, we're going to do that."
Blind will improve
Blind certainly appears to be satisfied with his first season at Old Trafford, but he will no doubt be hoping to improve next term. He enjoyed a solid campaign, but there's more to come from the Dutchman.
In truth, his best performances arguably came from the left-back position, so it's far from certain as to whether he will be handed a role at the back or in midfield next term. United, too, must step things up, as they go about securing the league title under the Van Gaal regime.
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