Daley Blind Produced A Beautiful Outside-Of-The-Foot Pass During England vs Netherlands
During Netherlands' 3-1 Nations League semi-final victory over England last night, Daley Blind pulled off a beautiful outside-of-the-boot pass from deep inside his own half.
The former Manchester United defender caressed the ball down the wing, between two England men for Quincy Promes to run on to.
Check out the pass below.
:vhs: - What a pass from Daley Blind tonight!
[via @elitemartial] pic.twitter.com/6ZZUcKIm1x
- AjaxTimes (@ajaxtimes) June 6, 2019
In a dominant display from the Dutch, Blind was key in marshalling England winger Jadon Sancho, who saw himself subbed off just after the hour mark, as the Dutch ran out winners in extra time.
England took the lead in the first half via a Marcus Rashford penalty, who also won the penalty after capitalising on a Matthijs de Ligt error.
Despite the highly rated teenagers error, he redeemed himself in the second half with a towering header to level the score less than 20 minutes from time.
Two goals in extra-time capitalising on England mistakes saw the Dutch run out 3-1 winners and book their place in the Nations League Final against Portugal on Sunday.
Blind's disciplined performance resulted in Manchester United fans ruing the sale of the 29-year-old to Ajax last summer.
Daley Blind, ladies and gentlemen. This man can pass a ball out from the back and through the lines better than any other defender at our club. Still gutted we sold him. pic.twitter.com/wsBCgAi7hc
- The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) June 6, 2019
No defender at ManUTD can make such a pass
- Shafic (@mushfc5) June 6, 2019
The defender signed for United from Ajax on deadline day in 2014 under Louis van Gaal and won the FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Europa League during his four year stint in the Premier League.
With United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's insistence on changing the playing style at Old Trafford, you have to wonder if the Norwegian would appreciate a defender with Blind's passing range in his squad next season.
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