Ferguson likened the abilities of Netherlands international Blind to the attributes held by current vice-captain Darren Fletcher.
"Daley Blind is one of those common-sense footballers that make up a team," the legendary United manager told MUTV.
"He's probably a version of Darren Fletcher of a few years ago, that type of player.
"He's a good professional with common sense to his game. He keeps it simple and protects the defenders and the attacking midfield players in his role."
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