'We don't need a meeting for this' – Blind warns Man Utd stars meticulous Ten Hag will always be on their case

DALEY BLIND has revealed how meticulous new Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag would never leave anything to chance at Ajax.

The Dutch defender left Old Trafford for Amsterdam in 2018.

Blind subsequently enjoyed great success under Ten Hag, winning three league titles, a domestic cup and reaching the Champions League semi-finals.

On what makes the 52-year-old so good, Blind pointed to his attention to detail.

Speaking to Andy van der Meijde, he said: "Ten Hag leaves nothing at chance.

"Sometimes we faced an opponent that we would automatically underestimate and we thought, ‘we don’t need a 45 minute meeting for this’.

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"But he approaches every single game the same, tactical training sessions.. everything is detailed."

Blind, 32, believes that his old boss has all the qualities to succeed at Man United, and urged the club's board to support him.

He added: "Erik ten Hag is a great guy.

"It’s not an easy job, of course, but he doesn’t run away from it either. He takes up the challenge.

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"I am quite confident in him at Manchester United but he needs the board behind him.

"At Ajax he had [Edwin] Van der Sar and [Marc] Overmars behind him whatever happened, also in bad times.

"I hope he gets the time there, he is one of the best managers around."

Ten Hag finished his Ajax duties last weekend, drawing his final game in charge 2-2 with Vitesse.

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The Red Devils must win to assure themselves of a Europa League position – or risk falling into the Europa Conference League.

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