The United defender, now with Dad Danny's Holland squad, has nothing but admiration for the Swede.
"Zlatan is just top a top burner, a top player and a huge winner. He has an amazing attitude and is incredibly strong, he has a big influence on any team for which he plays. So now at Manchester United..."
He continued: "I'm fit as a fiddle.
"At my club, I have now seven or eight games in the legs, including three matches abroad in preseason."
Blind says he loves playing in the Premier League.
"At Manchester United, anyone can win in England. in the Premier League, everyone can beat each other. There are seven clubs fighting for the top place or the four Champions League tickets. But that makes it beautiful to watch.
"It's great to play there."