Daley Blind was one of those thought to be in most danger of leaving Old Trafford when Jose Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal in the Manchester United hot seat.
However, the Dutchman has worked hard to make the cut of Mourinho's new squad and performed particularly well during last weekend's 3-1 victory at Bournemouth to confirm he still has a role to play for the Red Devils.
It's likely he will drop behind Chris Smalling once the Englishman returns from suspension but Blind certainly sent a message to his new manager with his commanding performance alongside Eric Bailly at centre-back.
The Dutch international is expected to stay for at least another season - regardless of United's pending interest in Jose Fonte - but one of his former coaches has hinted about possibly making a move for the 26-year-old.
Blind worked with Frank de Boer for four years at Ajax and the new Inter Milan manager has revealed he is still tracking the progress of his former player.
After beating Celtic 2-0 in a pre-season friendly on Sunday, De Boer responded to the initial speculation linking him with a move: "We have a lot of good defenders here, but we'll see.
"I like him as a player for sure, he's fantastic. He is very happy at Manchester United though and played in the Community Shield."
A move - with the transfer deadline looming - would come as a great surprise at this stage, but De Boer will be waiting in the wings should any late twists occur before the window closes.
He added: “I do the same with [Christian] Eriksen, [Toby] Alderweireld, all of those guys. I like to follow them and I do the same with Daley Blind. I know his situation and I think he’s very happy and playing with confidence but we’ll see in the future.”
It is a situation Mourinho will need to keep an eye on. If Blind suddenly falls out of favour and loses hope of a regular first team place, he knows his old boss would sign him up in an instant.
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