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Manchester United news: Daley Blind says Jose Mourinho is more keen on winning than Louis Van Gaal

Sumedh Pande
4.34K   //    23 Nov 2016, 18:54 IST
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17:  Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United gives the ball to Daley Blind of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on October 17, 2016 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Daley Blind has established himself as a regular under Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho took over the reigns after an ill-fated regime of Dutchman Louis Van Gaal came at Manchester United to an end as he was sacked after his final game earned the Red Devils a much needed FA Cup win. The Portuguese though has not been able to take the Premier League by storm as United have won just 9 games out of 18 competitive matches that Mourinho has managed.

Daley Blind has been a regular since he came to England and has recently in an interview compared the two United managers in which he revealed that 'the Special One' is more focused on winning than Van Gaal.

Daley Blind was uncertain of his future in the summer as Mourinho was expected to offload many players of Van Gaal regime but Blind survived the cut. He has proved his worth as the Dutch international has played in 10 Premier League games for United with his versatility coming handy for them with the defensive injury crisis that the club were embroiled in. His display in the win over Leicester City was exemplary.

In an interview with De Telegraaf, Blind compared the two managers as he discussed at length about the similarities and differences between the two great managers. He quipped, "I am fortunate enough to have worked with a number of big coaches. I learn a lot from Mourinho on a daily basis and he is a good guy. He is pretty similar to Van Gaal when it comes to their commitment to the team. They used to work together so I reckon that is no coincidence"

The 26-year-old sang praises of Jose Mourinho who came at Old Trafford after a disastrous second season at Chelsea. Blind continued, "Everybody likes it when your boss shows an interest in you. Mourinho earned himself the nickname 'The Special One' because of everything he has achieved. He is an excellent coach who has an eye for details. He is very strong tactically."

Blind who came to United after working with Louis Van Gaal with his national team, Netherlands at the 2014 World Cup. He also explained the difference between the former and the present United manager as he said, "His philosophy is slightly different to that of Van Gaal. He is very direct, it is all about winning."

Manchester United play against Feyenoord tomorrow as they are struggling in third spot in their Europa League group with a win required against the Dutch giants. United are also rumoured to be interested in bringing the likes of Virgil Van Dijk, David Alaba and Alexander Dragovic as Mourinho is reported to be eyeing a defensive overhaul next summer. 

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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