Daley Blind is set to be at Manchester United next campaign despite stories linking the club with recruits and him with a summer exit.
The versatile 28-year-old has seen Man United take up the option of extending his deal through to 2019.
That would seem to be a show of faith, however, is considered by some to be simply an act designed to keep the Dutchman’s price up heading into the next transfer window.
The defender is aware of the reports, concerning both incomings and outgoings, however, has offered no evidence that he is looking for a transfer, with it his purpose to force his way back into contention under Jose Mourinho.
Blind told Ajax Showtime magazine: “I hear that the club’s high-ups are satisfied with me, and they want me to keep on working. There are lots of transfer rumours surrounding United.
“Five or six players in my position are linked to the club every week, and given my contract situation it’s logical people have written about me leaving.
“Jose Mourinho gave me over 30 matches in his first year in charge, which not everyone had expected. He stated his faith in me, and I have done my best to reward him. I have a great relationship with him.
“He always involves me with the first team, even though he picks other players. That can happen at this level – this is Manchester United, and there is lots of competition for places.
“It’s down to me to keep working hard, get as many minutes as possible and show what I can do.” – .
Blind, who joined Man United in 2014, claimed: “This is my fourth season with United, and I’ve averaged over 30 games a year in the first three. This is the first time I’ve played less often, but I’ve been out injured for two months.”
Man United are expected to add again over the summer. However Blind is a useful option to have at their disposal due to his skills to operate at left-back, centre-back or in midfield.