Manchester United utility man Daley Blind has vowed to fight for his place at the club and insists he is keen to work under new manager Jose Mourinho.
Blind joined the Red Devils, who are priced at 5.50 to win the Premier League in 2016-17, shortly after the arrival of Louis van Gaal two years ago, but reports claim his place is now under threat.
Van Gaal’s departure has led to United appointing Mourinho and the Portuguese is expected to make big changes to the playing personnel as he looks to challenge for silverware.
Netherlands international Blind played in both defence and midfielder under Van Gaal and is willing to do what it takes under the new boss.
The 26-year-old believes he has demonstrated his willingness to adapt to new positions and feels his defensive record speaks for itself.
Blind said: “I might not be as big as [Real Madrid’s] Pepe, but I think I have shown in the Premier League that I can hold my own defensively.
“We conceded the fewest goals in the Premier League and I think we got the most clean sheets. “That’s something to be proud of.
I played nearly every game and that is a good feeling.” The former Blackburn Rovers man insists he is relishing the chance to work under such an experienced manager.
He added: “We will have to wait and see whether anything changes for me. I will just give my all and work hard.
“Mourinho is a manager who has achieved a lot and I am keen to work with him.”