Daley Blind joins Manchester United: Juan Mata lets slip that the transfer for Ajax defender is complete before official announcement

Spanish midfielder welcomed the Dutchman in his latest blog entry

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Juan Mata let slip that Daley Blind has already signed for Manchester United, before Ajax officially confirmed the news tonight.

United looked set to announce the £14m transfer of the Dutch left-back from Ajax last night, however it was the Dutch club who released the news first. United have yet to officially confirm the deal.

Mata also took the time to welcome Angel Di Maria to the club.

In his latest blog, which was published today, Mata wrote: "As you read this, many things are happening before the transfer window expires today.

"Here I would like to welcome Di Maria and Blind to the club. I am sure these two players will give a lot to us and will strengthen the team.

"We already know what Angel is capable of, his ability and dribbling skills, and Daley has a great touch and is very intelligent, as he showed during the World Cup."


Mata also wished Shinji Kagawa all the best following his return to Borussia Dortmund, which was announced yesterday.

"I would also like to wish all the best to Shinji Kagawa, a fantastic player but especially a great person. It’s been a pleasure to be his team-mate and I’m sure both Borussia Dortmund and fans everywhere will enjoy his football again."