Blind has, though, played just 273 minutes of Premier League football with Ashley Young and Luke Shaw preferred at left-back, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, and Phil Jones all ahead of him in the pecking order when it comes to playing Left Centre Back and Nemanja Matic - and even Scott McTominay - preferred in the holding midfield role.
He added: "The choice of Italy would be interesting for him, but Manchester United are a great club and they don't need to sell players as they don't need money".
Roma need someone to replace Emerson - and while Blind is not a natural like-for-like replacement, he is much more defensively solid than Aleksander Kolarov and his defensive discipline would appeal to Eusebio di Francesco.
They would not want to sell it now, but only in the summer, the price is good, but the operation is hard. The price is good, but the operation is hard.
Jose Mourinho will not want to lose a player who may prove crucial to United's season, especially with so little time left of the window to find a replacement. "Maybe if we had a few days, a week perhaps [a deal would be possible], but we've only got a few hours, so it's really very hard".
Daley Blind has made 15 appearances in all competitions this season, though 10 of those have come as part of squad rotation in cup competitions.
Due to his utility, Blind can be a crucial player for United in the latter stages of the season because he possesses the ability to do a job in numerous positions.