Manchester United on Thursday was boosted by the news that defender Daley Blind will be out of action for less than six months, which is contrary to what the club had previously tweeted. “He has a brace on his knee,” coach Louis van Gaal revealed on Friday. “After 10 days’ rest, he’ll have another scan that will say more about the injury. It’s not as bad as the doctors thought after the match. It shall be a long story – but not six months or something.” Van Gaal received more positive news on Thursday, as the Guardian reports that Michael Carrick, Angel Di Maria and David De Gea are all available for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Arsenal.