Blind talks up title hopes

Date published: Monday 1st June 2015 12:12

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United finished fourth in Louis van Gaal’s first season in charge, 17 points behind champions Chelsea and nine adrift of second-placed Manchester City, but Blind believes the club can close the gap. 

“I think we’re not far off. If you look at the end of this season we’ve done well and we’ve picked up a lot of points, even though the last few games were difficult, but I think we have a good chance next year,” Blind said.

“If you look at the games we’ve played against the top teams, we’ve won a lot of points and a club like Manchester United will always aim to win the title. Next year, we’re going to do that.”

In an interview for Manchester United’s season review DVD, Blind spoke positively about the spirit within the team, adding: “In a lot of games this year, we’ve carried on fighting until the end and got some points because of that.

“It comes from the players and the dressing room is really great, everyone gets on really well with each other. We want to fight for each other, on and off the pitch, and that’s where the spirit comes from.”

Blind was brought to Old Trafford by Van Gaal having played under him at the World Cup, and he’s satisfied with their first season in the Premier League.

“It’s a different league to the Dutch league. The pace of the game is much higher here but I think I’ve adapted well,” he said.

The 25-year-old is also enjoying life under Van Gaal – who managed his father Danny at Ajax – claiming: “I’ve learned a lot from him and I’m very happy that he has a lot of confidence in me and that he brought me to this beautiful club.”

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