The Blades are continuing to post up impressive stats this season and for the whole of 2019, with Spurs the latest club to be compared unfavourably with Chris Wilder’s men.
Spurs drew 1-1 with United earlier on in the season. However, it could have been so much different that day had it not been for a harshly ruled out David McGoldrick goal. It was a performance from the Blades that really seemed to put them on the Premier League map.
Indeed, United remain unbeaten away from home this season. They have, in fact, only lost once away from home in the whole of 2019.
And the impressive stats for Wilder’s charges continue to come in thick and fast.
What’s the story with Spurs and Sheffield United
According to respected journalist, Daniel Storey, the Blades have amassed more away points than Spurs in 2019 already.
This comes in spite of the fact the Londoners have had a full half a season more than Sheffield United. Rather alarmingly for Jose Mourinho, his team have won only twice away from home all season. Heavy defeats at the likes of Brighton have also hindered their progress this term.
Sheffield United, in comparison, have been nothing short of brilliant away from Bramall Lane. Wins on the road at Norwich, Brighton, Everton have supplemented fine draws with the likes of Chelsea and of course, Spurs.
For a team who are meant to be challenging for the Champions League, this is simply unacceptable for Mourinho and his team.
Solid foundations for success
There’s a reason why the Blades have been so good on the road. Organisation, work ethic, and a simple desire to not be beaten have made Chris Wilder’s men tough to break down.
That has, in turn, helped United adapt well to Premier League life.
The away run will be tested to the limits in coming weeks, however. The Blades travel to the likes of Man City and Liverpool in successive weeks. Tough away days at Arsenal and Manchester United are still to come this season too.
Regardless of the outcomes of those games though, Spurs should be looking closely at the Blades when it comes to playing away.