by Richard Laverty

Daley Blind has praised the constant support from Manchester United supporters this season, especially at away games.

Despite a defeat at Swansea City at Saturday, United’s faithful travelling support could be heard shouting out classic terrace chants despite the frustrating scoreline.

New manager Louis van Gaal has proclaimed at several points during the season his surprise at how supportive the fans are even in difficult times, particularly after the opening day defeat against the same opposition.

Blind enjoyed great support from Ajax fans in Holland and he has been pleased to see so many supporters and says the squad are always thankful for their support.

“It’s great to see there are so many United fans at every away game,” said the Dutchman.

“It’s difficult to describe their support. Every game they are there, whether it’s home or away. I think I speak for the squad when I say we have to thank them for their support in every match.

“Things feel great. I definitely feel their trust and their faith in me and I hope I can pay them back in every game.

“I want to work hard and show them what I’m capable of. I’m definitely feeling good here and I want to thank the fans for that.”

Blind and co can start repaying the fan’s support with a return to winning ways against Sunderland at Old Trafford this weekend.

With big games on the horizon, supporters will need to be at their best to push their team over the line in games that may decide the Champions League places for next season.

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