Daley Blind seals return to former club Ajax from Manchester United

Daley Blind seals return to former club Ajax from Manchester United

- Daley Blind has finally sealed a move back to former club AFC Ajax from Manchester United

- The Dutch international joined Manchester United after excelling at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

- The 28-year-old claimed four trophies during his four-year stint at Old Trafford

Dutch international Daley Blind has finally sealed a move back to former club AFC Ajax from Manchester United, the club's official website has revealed.

The highly technical defender who can easily switch role in the defence line as well as the midfield has penned a four-year deal with his childhood side in Amsterdam, from whom where he initially moved to Old Trafford in August 2014.

The Dutch international joined Manchester United after excelling at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, where his textbook left-footed cross led to ex-Red Devils forward Robin van Persie’s diving header against Spain.

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With Blind in action, Holland’s Oranje Boys progressed to the semi-finals of that tournament with Louis van Gaal at the helms of affairs, but later switched base to Old Trafford and made Daley one of his first signings.

At the last count, Blind spent four seasons in the English topflight with 141 appearances as well as netting six times for Manchester United.

In total, the Dutch international claimed four trophies that began with the Emirates FA Cup in 2016 when he played every minute of Manchester United’s 2-1 extra-time win over Crystal Palace at London’s Wembley Stadium.

In addition, the 28-year-old also enjoyed another success with the Red Devils in the FA Community Shield victory over Leicester City in August before the Old Trafford side’s League Cup triumph against Southampton in February 2017.

However, the defender’s best moment for the Manchester United remain winning the UEFA Europa League over Ajax in an emotional night in Sweden’s capital city where his display alongside Chris Smalling ensured the Red Devils’ defence line was not bridged during the final encounter.

During his last campaign for Manchester United in the 2017/18 season, Blind made 17 appearances across all competition as he returns to familiar ground at Amsterdam.

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After the official announcement of his exit from Old Trafford, the defender took to the social media to appreciate everyone linked with the Red Devils for getting behind time while at the club as expressed how excited he feels having represented the club for four years.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Manchester United have accepted an £18.1 million offer to sell Daley Blind to Ajax, the club's Twitter handle confirmed.

The 28-year-old Blind becomes Ajax’s record signing after returning to the club he left four seasons ago when signed by ex-United manager Louis van Gaal.

The Dutch international was left out of Red Devils pre-season tour of the US, suggesting that talks have reached advanced stage as Manchester United flew out on Sunday.

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Source: Naija.ng

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