Daley Blind says Manchester United are getting closer and closer to playing Louis van Gaal’s system the way it should be played.
United bounced back from a goalless draw at Cambridge in the FA Cup last weekend with an emphatic 3-1 win over Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday.
Van Gaal’s side raced into a 3-0 lead before half-time at Old Trafford with Robin van Persie and Falcao on the scoresheet before a Wes Morgan own goal.
It was revenge for United who famously suffered a 5-3 reverse at Leicester in September and Blind feels the result was a sign of the progress made under their manager, despite some frustrations about their second-half display.
“We played a good game with a lot of patience and ball possession,” said Blind. “The first half was very good, in the second half maybe we had too much patience. But we tried to kill the game with possession and create chances from that.
“We come closer every week to the way Louis van Gaal wants us to play. We are on the right track and we are happy.
“Of course you want a clean sheet but 3-1 at home, we played a good game and it is a good result.”
The victory leaves United on course to return to Champions League football next season as they climbed above Southampton – who play Swansea on Sunday – into third.
United will look to win their third league game in a row at West Ham United next weekend and are priced at 1.99 to take all three points, while the out-of-form Hammers are 3.55.