After playing a key role in Netherlands' 5-1 thrashing of Spain, the Ajax star has been linked to the Red Devils but he feels that it is a convenient link to makeNetherlands defender Daley Blind has acknowledged speculation linking him with Manchester United but refuses to be distracted by transfer talk.
The 24-year-old played a pivotal role in the Oranje’s 5-1 victory over World Cup holders Spain in their Group B opener after creating goals for Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie from left-back.
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While aware of rumours concerning his future, the Ajax star feels that the link to United may simply be a convenient one to draw based on the club's Dutch connection.
"All the attention is a very big thing now," Blind told the press, "but I try not to think about it too much and will stay with my feet on the ground.
"The link with Manchester United is easily made because Robin [van Persie] is playing there and Van Gaal takes over next season."
Blind's current deal at the Amsterdam Arena expires in June 2016.