Blind signed for United when Louis van Gaal was manager and even though he is clearly an intelligent footballer, fans have been divided over his quality, though he is well liked.
His best position is not really determined in the United system and he lacks the pace to play at left back. His versatility is a reason Barcelona are interested and his lack of pace would not be a problem in the slower Spanish game; Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano are similar types of player who have made that move a success.
The move could happen as soon as January, with Barcelona keen to strengthen their squad.
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