Frank de Boer talks up Daley Blind; Dutch press ponder transfer status

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The Ajax utility player operates at the elite-level and his manager Frank de Boer can explain why - Manchester United may wish to take note…

Daley Blind has started life in the 2014-15 Eredivisie season where he left off with the Dutch national football team in the FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil as the midfielder, who also played as a left back earlier in the summer, returned superb statistics that underlined his importance to the Amsterdam Arena outfit.

His versatility could prove priceless for Louis van Gaal as Manchester United are in need of substantial quality at Old Trafford and, according to Ajax manager Frank de Boer, quality is precisely what the Premier League hopefuls would receive should they make a significant offer for the 24-year-old.

"Of course it seems simple what Daley does, but that is often the most difficult," de Boer told Ajax TV. "You're at the top level if, in pressure situations, you still can make the right choices and remain calm, which is very difficult.

"But Daley that very well at the moment very well."

While Blind has started the season with Ajax, Voetbal Zone ponder whether the player will be there by the closure of the summer transfer window.

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A VZ report said: "Blind is one of the key players at Ajax but the question remains whether he will continue to play this season in Amsterdam as the tabloids still link him with a move to Manchester United."

Blind's contract expires in two years.

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