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Monday 01 September 2014

Van Gaal pleased to be reunited with 'versatile' Blind

24-year-old Dutchman moves to Manchester United from Ajax for £14m

  • Daley Blind worked with Louis van Gaal at the World Cup in Brazil

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has expressed his delight after the signing of Daley Blind from Ajax for £14 miliion was completed.

Daley, 24, moves to Old Trafford on a four-year contract with the option to extend for a further year and rejoins Van Gaal, who coached the player for the Dutch national team, including at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where the Netherlands finished third.

"I am delighted Daley has signed for the club," Van Gaal told "He is a very intelligent and versatile footballer that can play in many positions.

"Daley is a great reader of the game, he has played under my philosophy over a number of years and he will be a great addition to the team."

Blind, who came through the ranks at Ajax was also pleased to be working with Van Gaal for a third time.

"It is a real honour to sign for Manchester United," he said. "I have been at Ajax since I was seven years old and I will always have very fond memories of the club and of my time there.

"Louis van Gaal is a tremendously talented coach, I have worked with him at Ajax and also for the Netherlands national team and I cannot wait to work with him at the biggest club in the world."

After returning from international duty, Blind will help United to seek their first win of the season, when they take on Queens Park Rangers at home on Sunday, 14 September in the Barclays Premier League. He is the sixth summer signing made by United after Ander Herrera (Athletic Bilbao), Luke Shaw (Southampton), Vanja Milinkovic (Vojovdina), Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisbon) and Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid).

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