MANCHESTER UNITED fans have begged Daley Blind to return after the centre-back bagged a hat-trick for Ajax – on the same day the Red Devils were comfortably beaten by Liverpool.
Jose Mourinho’s side slumped to a 3-1 defeat to their fierce rivals at Anfield yesterday.
A brace from second-half substitute Xherdan Shaqiri saw the home side grab all three points but, in truth, the scoreline could have been far greater.
Romelu Lukaku started up front but failed to make any impact and was brutally criticised by club legend Ryan Giggs after the match.
While United’s terrible season continued at Anfield, former Red Devils star Daley Blind was having the match of his life.
He managed to score not one, not two but three brilliant goals as Ajax thrashed De Graafschap 8-0.
His first goal was arguably the pick of the bunch.
Blind picked up the ball some 30 yards from goal before winding up and unleashing a thunderbolt strike into the top right of the net.
The centre-back’s second was a relatively easy tap-in and he sealed his hat-trick by cleverly slotting past the goalkeeper at a tight angle.
Thousands of fans have seen the footage since it was posted by Eleven Sports over the weekend.
And there was a running theme from United fans.
“Re-sign him please Man Utd,’ one wrote.
Another commented: “I actually miss him.”
A third added: “Where’s the buy-back clause?”
And a fourth said: “He’s in a different league technically to any centre-half at Utd but Chris Smalling gets a new contract and he gets sold.”