A total of 45 starts in Louis van Gaal's XI marks him down as the most picked and available member of the Reds squad.
While Van Gaal has had to deal with his pool of players dropping like nine pins during the horrendous casualty list, Blind has been the go-to player on virtually every team sheet.
Only Juan Mata at Old Trafford comes close to his appearance record this season. The Spaniard is the only other player to have made more than 40 starts. Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney are in the 30s and the rest are trailing.
It's incredible the amount of games he's had, LVG said after the game he'd give him a two day rest and then it's back to it after being asked about his injury
He's had an excellent season, arguably been our best centre back and considering it's his first season in that position he's done magnificently. You don't see him whinging about being moved about, he just gets on with it, never sulks or mopes about. Still people won't give him credit as he's too small, slow, weak etc. when he's put that all to bed the right way with stellar displays on the pitch.
Absolutey value for money what we got here, a perfect squad player! Gets the job done he is asked to do. I was furious when LVG started making him a first choice CB and I still think there are certainly better CB's in this world and we should sign one. Still the way he handled Lukaku and Agüero is class! He has his weaknesses and made some mistakes here and there but overall he is one of the best performers this season. As expected our CB's are injured more than playing so he was needed anyway in that postion at a certain stage during the season. Would like to see him given another chance in midfield next season.
I don't think anyone considered him for that CB role - I was pretty sure that it was going to be Rojo and if not him - Jones. I was genuinely surprised at the above statistic just because I've kinda gotten used to the idea that Blind is just there - he doesn't have the same powerful or flashy performances like Smalling, but week in week out he does the job so yeah - definitely the unsung hero of the season