Daley Blind insists he can answer Jose Mourinho’s SOS ahead of the Manchester derby.
United go into Thursday’s Etihad clash suffering from a defensive crisis after Marcos Rojo joined Chris Smalling and Phil Jones on the sidelines.
The Argentine has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury while Smalling and Jones haven’t played since the international break.
And the Dutchman is confident of keeping another clean sheet alongside Bailly after the pair impressed in the 2-0 win over Burnley.
He told MUTV: “I think we have a good understanding in spite of the language [difference] but I think it went very well and we played particularly well.
I played there [at centre back] a lot of times last season and I feel confident in the position, I feel good in the position and feel comfortable.
“I’m happy to play there again and of course everybody knows me, I play where the manager needs me, and I just want to play like anybody else. I’m just happy for the team that we put in a good performance.”
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Blind has made 38 appearances under Mourinho, but Burnley was the first time he has completed 90 minutes in a United shirt since February.
The United boss suggested back in November that he felt some sympathy for Blind as a left back trying to play at centre back.
But Ander Herrera was particularly impressed with the 27-year-old’s performance at Turf Moor, and believes his footballing intelligence is key to success.
“Daley was not playing every game but he was fantastic,” said Herrera.
“He is not the tallest, he is not the strongest but he is one of the smartest I have ever played with. He gives us a lot of things.”