Daley Blind
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Daley Blind says he feels settled at Manchester United, adding that the approach to build-up is similar at Old Trafford and his former club Ajax.

The Dutch international arrived on the deadline day and has played the full 90 minutes in all four Premier League matches for Louis van Gaal's side. The 24-year-old has been a key player in the holding midfield position, especially in the absence of injured Michael Carrick.

The 20-times English champions overhauled their squad by adding Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao, along with Blind. The Colombian international was signed on a season-long loan from AS Monaco.

Blind says the new look United squad have started to gel on and off the pitch and has heaped praise on his compatriot Robin van Persie for helping him settle down quickly at Old Trafford.

"I can say I have settled in quite well. In England it is not very usual to start the build-up from behind. United do," Blind told the Manchester Evening News.

"This is where my Ajax background becomes useful. Started the build-up there is our second nature.

"Robin van Persie helped me out a lot in the early stages. Now I hang out with the other players too. We've got a nice group of players with the likes of Di Maria and Falcao."

"World class players but very down-to-earth. Falcao even seems shy when you meet him for the first time. It's up to me to reach their level. My Ajax background comes in handy there too."

"I've become used to Champions League football, the rhythm of playing every three days. The Premier League is physically very tough, but I can handle it. We've got lots of injuries, but I am okay."

"In England I haven't had the opportunity to take it easy. Players and fans have one motto: keep going for 90 minutes," the former Ajax star concluded.