Blind shows faith for toughest tests
DALEY BLIND admits that Manchester United need a HUGE improvement as they prepare for their titanic double-header.
United host Chelsea on Sunday before another huge clash against bitter rivals Manchester City the following weekend.
Boss Louis van Gaal described Monday’s 2-2 draw with West Brom as their best performance of the campaign so far.
But they are already a MASSIVE 10 points behind leaders Chelsea and five behind City.
Holland midfielder Blind bagged his first goal since joining from Ajax in the summer to rescue a point at the Hawthorns. And he accepts that United will have to pull their fingers out to match their next two opponents.
He said: “We played a good game and created a lot of chances, but gave two goals away which was a pity.
“We have to be sharper with that in the next games.
“But we can take confidence because we played a good game. We’re going into the next games with a lot of trust in each other.”
Blind hailed the contribution of misfit Marouane Fellaini – who came off the bench to fire his first United goal.
The Belgium powerhouse has had a nightmare since becoming David Moyes’ first signing when he joined for £27.5million from Everton last summer.
He was even jeered by United’s fans in a pre-season clash with Valencia.
Blind said: “He came in and scored a fast goal, a great goal.
“His goal gave us a lot of trust in the game again and that’s why we created a lot of chances after that also. I thought he played well.”
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