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Baldock backs Wilder to 'make history' at Sheffield United and 'trump' last season

George Baldock says the Sheffield United players have “complete faith” in manager Chris Wilder.

The Blades have made the worst start in Premier League history after losing 11 of their opening 12 games.

With just one point so far, they are cut adrift at the bottom of the table and are already eight points from safety.

It’s led to some question marks about whether Wilder is still the right man to lead the club.

Despite the fact that under his management, they have been promoted twice and achieved their highest league finish since 1992.

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Club owner Prince Abdullah has backed Wilder and said they will stick by him whatever happens this season.

“It’s music to all our ears, of course,” Baldock told BBC Radio Sheffield.

“He’s done a remarkable job.”

Baldock continued: “We have complete faith in whatever team’s put out there, whatever the manager chooses to do.

“He’s had an unbelievable record here and in his whole career.

“I have 100 percent faith in anything he says and anything that goes at this football club.”

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Despite the backing of Wilder, Baldock is under “no illusions” of the task the Blades face if they are to avoid relegation in 2020/21.

The right-back actually thinks that if the South Yorkshire side do beat the drop, it will be an even greater achievement than last term.

Which is saying something, considering they finished ninth in their first top flight campaign in 12 years.

Yet after being resoundingly beaten 3-0 by Southampton at the weekend, that now seems like a distant memory.

“Expectations levels change, we understand that,” Baldock said. “We’re under no illusions we’ve come up short so far. It’s been a bitterly disappointing season – a complete contrast to last season.

“We’re not ready to give up yet. We’ve seen the stats, we’ve seen the daunting things being said on TV about after 12 games and one point.

“But there’s the opportunity there to be the one team that comes out of it and makes history.

“It will be the best feeling of our careers if we overturn this and it will definitely trump what we did last year.”

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