Mourinho's work ethic similar to Van Gaal's, says Daley Blind.

Blind believes Mourinho has offered a different approach to Van Gaal.

Daley Blind has compared Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho's set of moral principles to his predecessor at Old Trafford Louis van Gaal, and also confirmed there is a difference in their footballing philosophies. Van Gaal spent two seasons at United but was replaced by Mourinho during the summer as fans got frustrated by his boring style of play. United haven't gotten to the level expected of them under the Portuguese as they sit sixth in the Premier League table, nine points behind table toppers Chelsea.

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"I am fortunate enough to have worked with a number of big coaches. I learn a lot from Mourinho on a daily basis and he is a good guy," Blind told De Telegraaf.

"He is pretty similar to Van Gaal when it comes to their commitment to the team. They used to work together so I reckon that is no coincidence. Everybody likes it when your boss shows an interest in you.

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"Mourinho earned himself the nickname 'The Special One' because of everything he has achieved. He is an excellent coach who has an eye for details. He is very strong tactically.

"But his (Mourinho's) philosophy is slightly different to that of Van Gaal. He is very direct, it is all about winning. But I think we are on the right path as a team."

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