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Daley Blind focused on World Cup amid speculation of possible Manchester United move

  • Daley Blind of the Netherlands listens to his team mate speak during a press conference after a training session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. His commanding play in that match has sparked intense speculation in England that he could be playing in the red of Manchester United next season when current Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal moves to Old Trafford and attempts to rebuild the storied club after a disastrous season. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Daley Blind of the Netherlands listens to his team mate speak during a press conference after a training session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. His commanding play in that match has sparked intense speculation in England that he could be playing in the red of Manchester United next season when current Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal moves to Old Trafford and attempts to rebuild the storied club after a disastrous season. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)  (The Associated Press)

  • Daley Blind, left, watches his team mate Nigel de Jong, right, of the Netherlands during a press conference after a training session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. His commanding play in that match has sparked intense speculation in England that he could be playing in the red of Manchester United next season when current Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal moves to Old Trafford and attempts to rebuild the storied club after a disastrous season. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Daley Blind, left, watches his team mate Nigel de Jong, right, of the Netherlands during a press conference after a training session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. His commanding play in that match has sparked intense speculation in England that he could be playing in the red of Manchester United next season when current Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal moves to Old Trafford and attempts to rebuild the storied club after a disastrous season. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)  (The Associated Press)

Daley Blind apparently is so wrapped up in the World Cup that Father's Day passed him by.

He said Sunday, "I forgot about it."

No matter. He'd already given his dad Danny — who is also assistant Netherlands coach — two gifts to savor on Friday when he launched a pair of pinpoint long passes to set up the first two Dutch goals in the 5-1 thrashing of defending champion Spain in Salvador.

His commanding play in that match has sparked intense speculation in England that Blind could soon be playing in the red of Manchester United. Current Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal will take over at Old Trafford next season and attempt to rebuild the team after a disastrous season by the club's standards.