Sheffield United captain and striker, Billy Sharp, has said that David McGoldrick is one of his favourite partners ever.
The Blades duo were instrumental as United won promotion to the Premier League two seasons ago. They scored just shy of 40 goals between them that season as Chris Wilder’s men romped to promotion.
And Sharp, speaking to the Super 6 podcast today, says McGoldrick has to be one of the best he’s played with as a striker.
“I think me and Didzy, he came here on trial but we scored I think it was 39 goals that season. He’s been a great addition and is definitely one of the best partnerships I’ve played in,” Sharp said.
“James Beattie, he’s another. He’s up there. He taught me so much on and off the pitch.”
Sharp named others in his list, such as Andy Keogh and Ricky Lambert, who went on to play for England and Liverpool.
Chris Wilder has gone back to basics in a way with Sharp and McGoldrick lately. And in fairness, it’s paying off. Sharp got the winner in midweek against West Brom, while McGoldrick is the top scorer at the club.
Sharp and McGoldrick will be well-remembered in years to come
We’ve probably taken it for granted given the performances they’ve delivered, but Sharp and McGoldrick have been exceptional for United.
That Championship season was one of the best we’ve ever seen in recent times and it’s great to see Sharp acknowledging McGoldrick’s contribution.
The fact Wilder has gone back to the pairing in recent weeks speaks volumes about them both. And in fairness to them, they are repaying the faith a bit as well.