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Jose Mourinho’s six ‘chosen ones’ at Man United revealed by Danny Blind

The Special One's selection policy has been criticised by Daley Blind's dad, with the Dutch defender struggling for a regular place in United team

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinhio has “six chosen ones” in his squad, according to Danny Blind, Daley’s father.

Speaking to Dutch sports website Ziggo Sport, the former Holland manager and defender appeared to make a subtle jibe at the United boss over his son’s recent game-time and claimed the Special One has his nailed-on favourites.


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Jose Mourinho talks to Daley Blind - who has been in rotation as a defender this season

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Daley Blind has been used in rotation as a defender this season

Blind Snr said: “They are David De Gea, Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba – who is currently injured – Romelu Lukaku and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

“For Mourinho, that is the frame of his side.

“Valencia is also his captain.

“Around these six chosen ones, he keeps changing the players.

Danny Blind managed his son with the Dutch national team - but was unsuccessful

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Danny Blind managed his son with the Dutch national team – but was unsuccessful

Blind Jr, who joined United under Louis van Gaal in 2014, has been involved in six of United’s games this season but has seen much of the bench in recent games, including the clashes against Southampton and Crystal Palace games.

Danny Blind with son Daley and the Holland national team

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Danny Blind with son Daley and the Holland national team

Blind Snr added: “Sometimes he makes a choice between Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial.

“Sometimes it is Blind or Ashely Young or, rarely, Matteo Darmian.”

Romelu Lukaku has played every minute of every game - bar one for Manchester United this season

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Romelu Lukaku has played every minute of every game – bar one for Manchester United this season

Mourinho’s heavily-rotated-but-six United are currently joint-top of the Premier League table, equalling rivals Man City on points but trailing on goal difference.


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United beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at Old Trafford yesterday, while City got the better of title-rivals Chelsea in a 1-0 win.