Manchester United fans were thrilled with Daley Blind‘s impressive performance in their Boxing Day clash against Sunderland.
The Dutchman has struggled for game time under Jose Mourinho this season, but was played against David Moyes’ side in the left-back role.
He then went on to score his first goal in Premier League since September 2015 against Liverpool, fighting for his place back in the side.
Here’s a look at what fans on social media had to say about his performance.
Just cant wait to see Daley Blind playing at DMF position. The best person to replace Carrick in the future.
— uzair shafeeq (@zeyrzeyr) December 26, 2016
Daley Blind is class and effective at his position. He could be the successor to Carrick when he retires. Very valuable player #MUFC
— AJB (@Arjun_AJB15) December 26, 2016
Daley Blind, what a baller ❤️
— 🇾🇪 (@Sun7Rai) December 26, 2016
Daley Blind sets the standard, keep up or leave Darmian.
In seriousness, good half, Herrera could do more, one more goal will do.
— Maldini but dutch (@DutchMaldini) December 26, 2016
Blind has proven he still has plenty to offer and his performance against Sunderland could be the start of his return to the first-team, after reports claimed he’d be leaving the club after his reduced role under the Portuguese boss.
He was excellent against Sunderland and the one thing he has showcased during his time at the club is that he possess the ability to replicate Michael Carrick‘s impact in the side one the Englishman decides to retire.
Hopes are he can continue to impress Mourinho, but with Luke Shaw set to return to the side in the next coming weeks, it’ll be interesting to see how he earns his place in the squad.