West Ham United midfielder, Robert Snodgrass, has praised Chris Wilder and Sheffield United ahead of their Premier League meeting.

The Blades host West Ham on Friday evening sitting in eighth position in the table after 21 games. Wilder has impressed many people with his innovative tactics and the results they have lead to.

His team have already beaten Arsenal and Everton this season, as well as drawing with Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

The last time they met the Hammers it ended in a 1-1 draw at the London Stadium. And Snodgrass is clearly impressed with what he has seen so far.

“They’re a great team, they’re a very good side, a very good bunch of lads with a top manager. It’s another test where we must match them for work-rate, desire and application because they don’t leave anything out there,” the 32-year-old told the club’s official website.

“They have a top manager who, for me, has set the Premier League alight this year with how he has come in and has took it to teams and tried to have a go.

“It’ll be no different on Friday. I’ve played there before with Aston Villa and it’s a very tough place to go, so it’s a different test.”

Snodgrass and West Ham face a ‘test’

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Villa are one of the sides that Wilder’s men have already beaten at home this term. The Gunners are another, while Crystal Palace and Burnley have also been defeated in South Yorkshire.

Following successive defeats to reigning champions Manchester City and current leaders Liverpool, the Blades will be targeting this match as a return to form.

Not that it will be easy, with the Hammers having been boosted by the reappointment of David Moyes as manager. In Moyes’ two games in charge they have beaten Bournemouth 4-0 in the league and Gillingham 2-0 in the FA Cup.

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