Following the confirmation last night that Daley Blind was returning to Ajax, the player has taken to social media to give his thanks to the club and fans for supporting him for four years.

“First of all I want to say how proud I am to be a part of the Manchester United family,” he said. “To play for the biggest club in the world with such a history meant a lot to me. I had four great years with four trophies. I want to thank everyone, the managers, coaches, the medical department, everyone who helped me to settle in so quick at the beginning, of course my teammates and last but definitely not least the fans. I want to thank you for all the love and support I received and still get. I will never forget some of the special games and moments, I will miss you ‘The Theatre of Dreams’! But now its time to go home.”