Yeah, I think that's pretty accurate. Injuries aside, he's behind Carrick, Schneiderlin and Schweinsteiger for a role as a deep lying midfielder. He'll get games but he may well end up as a squad player, which isn't a bad thing.Luke Shaw better be on top of his fitness this season because Blind won't find many games in midfield and consequently push him harder for the starting left back spot.
Yep, I see no issues about his playing time at all. Plenty of games in midfield and hopefully Van Gaal sees him as our second left back, I am a little concerned that he overrates Blackett in that position though.He will still get to play a significant amount IMO due to his versatility. Besides I still reckon he is a very good midfielder. With CL and two domestic cup competitions he should be able to get 25-30 games next season.
Blind is definitely our second choice left back IMO. Blackett played mostly out of necessity.Yep, I see no issues about his playing time at all. Plenty of games in midfield and hopefully Van Gaal sees him as our second left back, I am a little concerned that he overrates Blackett in that position.
I really hope he doesn't.I'm not sure where this summer's signings leave Blind. I thought he had a good first season and I really enjoyed some of his performances in the anchor role but the signings of Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin would appear to limit his appearances in that position.
Maybe LVG plans to play a double pivot of Carrick and Schweinsteiger with Blind being first rotation for that role but I don't think so. I hope he still has a long-term future for us in midfield.
Except that didn't happen last season with less competition!Why on earth would LvG see him as CB, not a chance he will be up to the job there.
He does seem like a player that will always be in the team no matter what though......LvG's comfort blanket maybe.
Generally speaking Blind played when he was fit, unless I'm going lalaExcept that didn't happen last season with less competition!
I can see why he's trying him there, im not sure he's physical enough personally but he reads the game well and van gaal likes his CBs to be able to play from the back. First true test tonight.