Manchester United defender Daley Blind believes Louis van Gaal ‘wasn’t treated properly’ in the final months of his reign at Manchester United, according to De Telegraaf.
The 64-year-old Van Gaal was sacked by the club on Monday night after two seasons at Old Trafford.
And Blind, who was signed by the Dutchman from Ajax in 2014, says he would have liked the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager to stay.
But he’s determined to prove himself under his likely new boss Jose Mourinho.
He told De Telegraaf : “I’ve always enjoyed working with Van Gaal and I would have liked to work with him longer.
“A manager in England will always have pressure. But in the past six months he hasn’t always been treated properly.
“If Mourinho does come to United, I’ll have to prove myself from the beginning, like any other player.”
Memphis Depay was another Dutchman signed by Van Gaal. And even though he has endured a disappointing first season at Old Trafford following his move from PSV Eindhoven, he insists he’s got no intention of moving on.
He said: “(Van Gaal leaving) won’t have consequences for me. I’m happy at United and the directors are happy with me.”