Daley Blind to Ajax| Deal to be done at 16m euros plus 5m in bonuses

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    freshibal Full Member

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    Craig Ward Full Member

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    cant they switch they're attention to Darmian?

    Both need to be sold
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    I quite liked him when he played alongside Smalling at the back, it kinda worked, it was probably Smalling's most consistent spell in a United shirt, and Blind had a calmed assurance about him, regularly getting the ball into a midfielder player on the move(something we're missing now), and for all the fears about his lack of pace/physicality he rarely got done for either, often just stepping in in front of the attacker whilst they were waiting for the ball.

    But his future is in midfield, thats where he's playing for Holland at the minute, I wouldn't particularly fancy him in a two, but in a three he'll do a very good job for whoever is lucky enough to sign him(if he leaves)
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    Physicality maybe, but I don't think he's any slower than Matic, Carrick, or Paddy Crerand

    He's easily a £25m+ player if only for his versatility, but we won't be getting that from Roma, or any Italian club at the minute.
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    J_Red 11 Banned

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    5 OUT: Fellaini & Zlatan (contract expired), Darmian & Blind (sold), Carrick (retired)
    2 IN: FB & CM

    21 or Over 21 y.o: DDG, Romero, Valencia, Young, Shaw, Smalling, Bailly, Lindelof, Jones, Rojo, Matic, McTomminey, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard, Mata, Sanchez, Lukaku, Martial, 2 more players.

    Under 21: Rashford, Tuanzebe, Mensah, and etc.
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    Those 2 players coming in need to be class acts. We also need cover for Valencia at RB next season, he isn't getting any younger.

    I'd argue three signings. LB, RB and CM.
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    AndyJ1985 Full Member Verified Moaner

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    It's annoying the deal broke down. Would have been good to get him off the wage bill.
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    foolsgold Full Member

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    Apparently going back to Ajax. Best all round I think. Wish him well
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    izec Full Member

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    Not suited here. I still dont know if he is a better LB, CB or midfielder. Ajax/Barca are the only clubs for him with their flexible systems.
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    Paz Martial hater

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    Say what you want, but Jose is awesome at getting great prices on sales! :drool:
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    Paz Martial hater

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    Zoo Full Member

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    Got a soft spot for Blind but it’s right to move him on. Hope he and Ajax do well.
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    Eddy_JukeZ Full Member

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    Excellent.

    We keep selling our 'deadwood' for good prices.
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    fallengt Full Member

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    Two years late but good luck to him.
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    Good pro was Daley. Vaguely remember thinking his wife was pretty too. He was also good at football, sometimes.
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    manutddjw Full Member

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    Always thought he was an excellent footballer who just wasn’t suited to the English game due to his physical limitations. Think he should’ve gotten a move to a club in a better league, but I’m happy with the fee we got. I wish him all the best.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Nice lad but useless here, best option for everyone.
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    Nedved Full Member

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    Who will he replace at Ajax? De Ligt?
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    Think he will play DM there.
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    Ronaldo's Mum Eh? Ronaldo is shite

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    He was a good player. We misused him.
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    Still dont know what his best position was.

    But the guy was always a good soldier for the team. Cant and dont have anything bad to say about a player like that. Im a fan, but off ya go and good luck.
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    Flying_Heckfish Full Member

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    Classy player. Liked him at CM, not so much at LB. Suited CB only in a 3 IMO.
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    I remember when he came in, LVG started playing him at the base of a Diamond midfield, he really looked like the midfielder we had been needing.
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    I remember one of the first times he played CB. It was with Carrick I think. Cup game maybe. Someone came off injured. Probably Jones.
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    Colombian Mancunian New Member

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    Good luck to him, was a pro, and did his best. Sadly lacked the physicality to play in the PL, and it’s better suited to a possession based team such as Ajax, UEFAlona... or $hitty European games.

    Can’t we get De Ligt? O whishfully think we can offload Smalling and Jones, while buying De Ligt and Alderweilder.
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    Not really true
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    Great deal for us. Darmian next! Cough up Inter/Juve!
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Very good deal, player who was barely used and had just 1 year left on contract.

    This is very good change since Jose came in. We are not selling players on cheap.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Blind never played as CB for Ajax, he was LB and DM. He won Dutch player of the year playing as CM/DM, so won't be surprised if they signed him to play in midfield.
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    Chairman Woodie Full Member

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    Fantastic price for United if the deal goes ahead.
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    Goodbye sweet prince :( I’m gutted it hasn’t worked out with Blind. He’s a very good player, one of the players I like the most at the club and one whose attributes I really admire. I think he’s suited to a team that is possession based, so always thought he’d be a great fit for Barca but Ajax is a great fit again for him tbh. I swear, if he had pace he would be truly outstanding, no lie. All the best Daley.
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    Good deal for him and the club. Sorry he didn't have the physical attributes to succeed here under Mourinho, he was a class player for us at times.
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    The best player we could use at the centre of a back 3 - without buying anyone new.

    Has the ability to bring the best out of players like Smalling who are much more reactive defensively than proactive.

    The fact he has this random physical limitations whilst Lindellf hides behinds his hands at every cross is simply absurd.

    Not happy - but i was never happy with Jose except for players he bought for the club like Pogba & not bought purely for himself.

    OH well. I loved watching Blind.
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    C'est Moi Cantona Full Member

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    Could never understand why he wasn't used more, quality on the ball, can read the game well, excellent at set pieces, good passer etc, if we had truly elite players keeping him out then fair enough, but we don't.

    I guess he's just not appreciated by a manager who prefers a battering ram approach over a bit of finesse.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Can't fault Blind. He's been a top class pro and never moaned publicly even when he hadn't played for months.

    He was really good as a CB with Smalling, we definitely missed his passing from the back.
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    He's not. He's blind
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    Ditto - just the balance of playing someone like Blind amongst his numerous battering rams would have bought balance. Unfortunately Jose to me didn't want to try something new & continues to go with his tried & tested method.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Good fecking riddance. About time we started shipping some of the deadwood. Darmian and Smalling next please.
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