Daley Blind tells talkSPORT Jose Mourinho’s reign at Manchester United is ‘going great’

1 Oct

Jose Mourinho’s reign at Manchester United has been ‘going great’, Dutch star Daley Blind has told talkSPORT.


The Portuguese boss took charge of the Red Devils in the summer, leading United to three consecutive wins at the start of the season with a team full of stars such as Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

However, defeat to rivals Manchester City started a nightmare week in the middle of September, which saw United lose three games in a row – including an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Watford.

But the Red Devils recovered to beat Northampton Town in the EFL Cup, before thrashing league champions Leicester 4-1 and claiming their first three Europa League points of the season against Zorya on Thursday.

And despite that poor week of results, Blind believes everything has been rosy at Old Trafford under Mourinho.

“It’s going great,” the versatile Dutchman told talkSPORT.

“Of course we had one bad week, but it’s only one bad week. Many weeks before we played very well, and we have many weeks to come.

“I think we have a great squad with great talents, so I think we’re doing great.

“We have to keep this positive feeling for the next matches.

A consistent presence under Mourinho, Blind has even worn the captain’s armband on occasion when Wayne Rooney has missed out on playing.

Although revealing he was honoured to be selected for the leadership role, Blind refused to be drawn on potentially becoming full-time skipper in the future.

“No I don’t want to look that far,” he added.

“It was a big honour for Wazza [Rooney] to give me the armband and play as the captain of Manchester United. It’s a very special feeling, maybe a dream for many people, so I was very honoured he gave the band to me.

“But I’m just hoping I can be important for the squad.”

Manchester United get their Premier League campaign back underway on Sunday, as they host Stoke City in a game which is live on talkSPORT. You can listen to exclusive live commentary of the clash here.

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