Daley Blind not overawed by Manchester United stars

Blind not overawed by United stars
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Manchester United's Daley Blind insists that he is not intimidated by sharing the dressing room with a host of big-money signings.

Daley Blind has insisted that he is not overawed by his star-studded Manchester United teammates.

With a £13.8m price tag, Blind represented one of the cheaper signings by manager Louis van Gaal in a summer spending spree that totalled £150m, with Angel di Maria arriving for a British record £59.7m.

However, the 24-year-old refuses to be intimidated by his expensive teammates and believes that his self-confidence stems from time spent in Ajax's academy - nicknamed Amsterdamse bluf.

"I'm not a player United [paid a fortune for] like Di Maria," Blind told The Independent. "But that doesn't make me a shy boy in the dressing room and on the training pitch.

"Thanks to Amsterdamse bluf, we Ajax players have a natural self-confidence."

Blind has started four games for the Red Devils this season.

Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs discuss tactics during Man United's Premier League opener with Swansea on August 16, 2014
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