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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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I hope he still gets a few games for us in midfield, even if its just in Cup games. I think he has more potential to be a very good player there than he does at LB. His versatility will most likely prove to be his most useful asset but I definitely see him and being better at DMF in the long run.
 

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Tbh i thought he was playing pretty well there last night (until he gave away a stonewall penalty at least)
Agreed, he was doing fine, not really imaging him as a CB with our high line in the PL but stranger things have happened.
 

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His lack of pace is a big problem when playing LB.....
 

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Needs to get rid of the man bun and bring back his flowing hair... Main problem with him at the moment really
 

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I don't think he will get many games this season unless Shaw screws up his fitness again.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
Blind is definitely our second choice left back IMO. Blackett played mostly out of necessity.
 

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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.
 

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He'll play, that's for sure. Whether that's at LB, CM, DM, or CB, it's hard to tell. But, given how injury prone some of our players are, Blind is almost guaranteed a decent amount of games.
 

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I agree that he will likely get games regardless as he is so versatile, but I don't love the idea of a 180 cm something player starting at cb for us.
 

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He is going to find it tough, there are much better options in midfield now, shaw looks fitter and darmian is a good let back as well. He is well down the pecking order in midfield and as a centre half, left back looks his best bet to be a regular starter but his versatility means he will get games throughout the season in various positions.
 

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I think he will always be good back-up. I can't see us ever relying on him as a regular starter. The way the game is these days and with the additional games the CL provides then he's still very much needed. He will easily play 20-25 games next season as he can cover for LB, CB and CM. With our injury problems, then it's likely there will be a lot of rotation within the squad.
 

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He was excellent for most of last season and he will get his fair share of games in this one.
 

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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.
I really hope he doesn't.
 

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He's very lucky that our defenders all seem to have issues staying fit or he would've been looking for another club in the near future. He's a good player, but I think he and Rojo were bought specifically with us thinking of playing with 3 at the back. Now that plans have changed and we signed midfielders, he's about as low in the pecking order as one can be. Shaw, Darmian, Rojo and Blind are potentially who we can use at LB and in midfield he's competing with Carrick, Schneiderlin and Bastian fecking Schweinsteiger.
 

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His games in midfield are regarded as disastrous and it wasnt even close like that. Sure he wasnt as good as Carrick but he wasnt terrible either.
 

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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.
 

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I'm happy with him starting as long as we don't get Ramos, i love Blind and if he can be a solid CB then we've basically got another playmaker in our first 11:D
I'd actually prefer him over Jones with Smalling as the other CB.
 

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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.
Except 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.
 

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Except 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.
Generally speaking Blind played when he was fit, unless I'm going lala
 

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Gotta feel Rojo will take that place once fit, right?!

I think hes a really good lB and a solid DM. Actually think Carrick is a better CB than him, lol.
 
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