Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford 'a joy to watch', says Daley Blind
By Jack Wilkinson
Last Updated: 15/09/17 11:41am
Daley Blind admits it is a joy to watch Manchester United's new strike force of Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford in action.
Lukaku has seamlessly adapted to life at Old Trafford following his summer switch from Everton, striking up a mouth-watering partnership with Rashford.
England international Rashford set up Lukaku for his first Premier League goal in United colours - in their opening-day 4-0 victory over West Ham - and the pair have gone on to score another seven goals between them.
"It's a joy to watch them in front of me when I play," Blind told Sky Sports.
"Sometimes you have to take a moment and enjoy the action if they make something happen. It's a pleasure to play with talent like that."
Lukaku's goals have laid the foundations upon which United have set the early pace at the top of the table.
And the Belgium international will look to continue his fine form in from of goal when his former employers head to Old Trafford on Nissan Super Sunday.
Asked how important Lukaku could be for United's hopes of winning their first title since 2013, Blind added: "Very important. He is already important for us.
"But it's not just him, it's the team. We are competing at the top of the Premier League now and that is where we want to be.
"We have to be aware that we have to give it every time in every game to stay there - that is up to us.
"Winning the title is always the aim at Manchester United, you want to win trophies. Last year we win trophies, the year before we won trophies.
"In England, the Premier League is the thing I am missing, so maybe (we can win), that's what we fight for."
As well as Lukaku's reunion with Everton, Wayne Rooney is set to return to Old Trafford for the first time following his switch back to Goodison Park this summer.
Having won 16 trophies and made more than 550 appearances during a glittering 13-year spell, which saw him become United's record goalscorer, Blind expects his former captain to receive a warm reception.
"He went to play more (at Everton) than he did (at United)," Netherlands international Blind said.
"I think this is the best thing for him, Everton is his home after his United home.
"He is still a great player and personality and I am lucky to have played with him. He will get a great reception, it has to be."
Watch Man Utd v Everton from 3.30pm on Nissan Super Sunday on Sky Sports Premier League & Sky Sports Main Event.