Ajax reached the group phase after seeing off Dynamo Kiev in their qualifier.
Asked if drawing the second-leg at Dynamo was a let down, Blind replied: "Certainly not. The point was that we continued. Maybe I lost the Dutch mentality a bit.
"The result was sacred there (at United).
"We know the Champions League is the stage on which everyone wants to play."
Asked about the group draw, Blind added: "For me, it has to be Manchester United!"