Daley Blind says he will not let rumours about his future at Manchester United bother him amid talk he could be sold this summer.
Since Jose Mourinho was confirmed as the new manager at Old Trafford, speculation has surrounded the futures of several members of the current Red Devils squad.
Blind is one of those players supposedly in Mourinho’s crosshairs, despite the Netherlands international having been a key part of the United defence last season.
The arrival of defender Eric Bailly from Villarreal this week has only heightened rumours suggesting Blind could be allowed to leave, Mourinho having reportedly informed the United hierarchy to accept any reasonable offers for the 26-year-old.
Despite seemingly facing the chop, Blind says he will not let the rumours bother him and is focused on giving his all for United should he be back at the club next season.
Blind told Voetbal International: â€œDo not be afraid, that would not be good. However, it is of course true that a new coach will always come up with new ideas. But at a top club the rule is that you should always perform.â€
Blind went on to say that he has tremendous respect for Mourinho and would like the opportunity to work with the Portuguese coach.
â€œYou can not help but have a lot of respect for someone like Mourinho. He has won trophies and worked with the worldâ€™s greatest players,” he added.
â€œI donâ€™t know him personally, but that will soon change as the preparation begins. I look forward to working with him.â€