Manchester United new boy Daley Blind believes coach Louis van Gaal’s forthright personality can help unite the squad as they go hunting the Premier League title.
The Dutchman arrived at Old Trafford in the summer off the back of guiding his country to third in the World Cup in Brazil and has set about doing what his predecessor David Moyes wasn’t trusted able to do by heavily restructuring the Red Devils’ squad.
World-class talents such as Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao and Marcos Rojo are amongst the names to have signed for the club and after a difficult opening few weeks of the campaign, they now appear to be gelling after outclassing Queens Park Rangers 4-0 on Sunday.
Following his own recent transfer from Ajax, Blind made his debut against Rangers and produced a flawless performance in the heart of the midfield and looks set to play a key role if United are to win the Premier League title, a feat they’re currently 8.50 to achieve this season.
Van Gaal himself has said pushing for top honours is currently beyond his squad, as his team is still in its infancy and there are certain players that he doesn’t see fitting into his philosophy.
With 1.65 favourites Chelsea currently in such good form, it looks like winning the title could be beyond the Red Devils this term, but Blind believes the brutal honesty of their inspirational coach will only help them in their quest for silverware.
“He is not frightening – he is just honest,” Blind said. “That can be frightening, but I like it.
“He is very honest to everybody. He knows what he wants and he knows his philosophy. He can bring that to the players and he can make a team with everybody in.”