New Manchester United player Daley Blind has spoken of delight about signing for the Red Devils.
The versatile left-back will be used as a defensive midfielder it has been confirmed, with Blind working under Van Gaal regularly during the manager’s reign as Netherlands boss.
Daley Blind said: “It is a real honour to sign for Manchester United.
“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.”
Louis van Gaal said: “I am delighted Daley has signed for the club.
“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.”
By Ollie Brown