Premier League record goalscorer, Alan Shearer, has piled yet more praise on the Blades and Chris Wilder.
Shearer, who works regularly on Match of the Day and speaks for the official Premier League website, has been suitably impressed with United this season.
The Blades drew 1-1 with Spurs at the weekend. The result sent them up to fifth in the Premier League table ahead of the international break.
And Shearer, speaking for premierleague.com, was quick to praise Wilder.
“The freedom that he gives all of his players to go and express themselves,” Shearer said.
“He’s taken the Premier League by storm and he and his players deserve all the credit they are getting because they were up against one of the big boys of the Premier League, in a brand new stadium, and they were the better team.”
It’s not the first time Shearer has spoken highly of United. He’s been one of a few pundits this season on MOTD to point out just how well the Blades are doing.
Shearer, who still holds the record for Premier League goals, is impressed with what he calls ‘sticking to your principles’.
“They deserve more than they got and that’s a credit to him as a manager for having the belief .
“No, I’m not changing anything. I’m not going to change what has got me to this position in the first place, how we were successful as a football club’. He’s carried that on in the big league against the big boys and it’s working perfectly for him.”
Message getting through
As the weeks tick on by, the more and more silly some of the pundits who have written off the Blades begin to look.
We’ve extensively covered those stories. Danny Mills and Garth Crooks amongst the names to be seemingly incorrect about the Blades so far.
However, this weekend has seen a shift. Jose Mourinho pointed United out on Super Sunday and now Shearer, a Premier League legend, has also had his say.
Chris Wilder deserves the plaudits he is finally getting. Alan Shearer was one of the top players in the game in his day, so the fact the Blades are impressing him speaks volumes about the standards they are setting.