Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind believes that Louis van Gaal does not pay much importance to transfer fees and that each player is on the team sheet only by merit.
The Dutchman had left Radamel Falcao out of the squad against Southampton to incorporate Juan Mata in the starting eleven, which led to a lot of speculation after the Red Devils' 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford.
The former Barcelona manager has come under a lot of pressure for his inability to take United above and beyond what they achieved last season, with statistics disclosing that the Red Devils' performance has been no better than what it was under David Moyes last season.
However, with a top four place on the line and possibly his job, Van Gaal has to make a lot of decisions pertaining to team selection and Blind believes that transfer fees is the last thing that will come between the way of the Dutchman choosing his best XI against QPR next weekend.
"The prices in the team are expensive, and the manager has said that as well so you have to train, every day, very hard to show yourself and show that you really want to play. We are one team, we have to do it with each other, whichever 11 the coach chooses. We are supporting each other and it feels like a really great team," Blind said, as quoted by Espnfc.
Blind, who missed a lot of fixtures through injury, insists that he is back to his very best and will try to contribute for the betterment of his team, to the best of his ability.
"It could have been worse, but I tried to feel positive and work hard every day to come back stronger. I hope to start now," added the former Ajax man.
"It's nice that so many people were supporting this club and not only from this club, but from my club before and in Holland. I had a lot of support, it's a great feeling, it pushes you everyday to work just that little bit harder when you are injured and on your own," he concluded.