Daley Blind is expected to make his debut for United on Sunday and Louis van Gaal has hinted that we can expect to see the Dutchman playing in midfield.

“He is a player who can see situations in advance,” he said. “He can [therefore] always pass to the free player, and when he doesn’t have the ball, he knows when he has to press the opponent. That’s a very good ability to have. I like him as a defensive midfielder, but he can also play in central defence or at left full-back. He can run for 90 minutes too and is always fit. That’s another very good quality for a player.”