Former Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has encouraged Daley Blind to leave Man United and join Spanish giants Barcelona.
Blind was one of the first signings made by Van Gaal when he took over at Old Trafford in the summer of 2014 after guiding the Netherlands team to a third-place finish at the 2014 world cup in Brazil, a team that Blind was a part of.
The defender has struggled for game time since Jose Mourinho took the reins at the club and has been rumoured to be on his way out of the club with Barcelona mentioned as a potential destination.
He has now been advised to make the move by his former boss.
“Daley is better off going to Barcelona than staying at Man United,” he said. “He is not even on the bench for United sometimes. Daley can play in more than one position and at Barcelona, he would never be sat in the stands. I think Daley would fit in better at Barcelona anyway. His level and style of play is more suited to Spain than England.”
There is no love lost between Van Gaal and Man United as he still feel hurt by the club’s decision to remove him as manager days after just securing the FA cup trophy in 2016 and has expressed his desire to exert vengeance on the club by managing a club in the Premier League to victory over the Red Devils.
Blind has made only one cameo appearances for United this season in the Premier League since starting the first 3 games of the season and he believed to be searching for a way out of the club.