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'A Championship team in the Premier League': Lawrenson sees no way back for Blades at Brighton

BBC pundit and former Liverpool defender, Mark Lawrenson, believes the Blades look out of their depth in the Premier League this season.

Lawrenson, doing his usual Premier League predictions for BBC Sport this weekend, believes United’s winless run will continue, with a 2-0 win for Brighton the likely outcome according to ‘Lawro’.

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But aside from the scoreline, Lawrenson also believes the Blades have bigger problems and delivered a scathing assessment.

Sheffield United have bigger issues. I’ve said it before this season, but they look like a Championship team in the Premier League, and it is hard to see what their manager Chris Wilder can do about that,” he said.

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Just like last season, the pundits are starting to write the Blades off once again.

However, unlike last term, there is a bit more reason to do so this year, given United’s woeful form and inability to get a win from anywhere.

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A common theme in the early part of last season was pundits continually writing United off and saying we’d have no chance of staying up.

We all know what happened there and the Blades left more than one ‘expert’ with egg on their faces.

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However, the criticism this time is justified. The only way we can come out of it is by starting to win games and it has to happen from tomorrow onwards. A defeat at Brighton will show we are dead and buried.

A win, meanwhile, could well galvanise everyone and prove to be the start of a momentous Premier League revovery story.

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