1. Daley Blind is NOT a centre-back.
Daley Blind’s inclusion as centre-back raised a few eyebrows as it has for much of United’s pre-season. The ideology behind this is supposedly the answer to United’s much critizied lack of composure at the back. A centre-back who is comfortable while in position should ideally solve the aforementioned issue. However, Daley Blind is not a centre-back. Manchester United seek to regain their lost esteem in the Premier League and in Europe and Blind is not the answer to their defensive woes. Indeed, he was the weakest of United’s defenders as Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw and new signing Matteo Darmian played exceedingly well.