The Blades could be in for some good news ahead of Wolves, with Lys Mousset potentially on course to be fit.
The French striker was withdrawn midway through the second-half yesterday. It was a disappointing end to the day for Mousset, who had set up one and scored another as the Blades drew 3-3 with Man United.
However, he left the field clutching his hamstring. This type of injury is always a worry for fans. The likes of Michael Owen in years gone by have suffered immensely with this type of problem.
But according to Chris Wilder’s initial assessment, it could well be good news for Mousset.
“Lys has a tight hamstring, so hopefully it’s not damaged,” Wilder said (Sheffield Star)
“But yet again, what a threat going the other way and what an ‘out’. He feels the love from the players and staff and most importantly the fans, and he’ll be a good player for us.”
Mousset is now the Blades’ top scorer. He’s knocked in four goals already and is proving himself to be quite the purchase.
His partnership with David McGoldrick is getting better and better it seems. Indeed, Chris Wilder was keen to make a nod towards that partnership.
“Once again the combination of Lys and David McGoldrick caused all sorts of problems throughout the game, when Lys was on,” Wilder added.
“They [the Red Devils] changed their shape and had to gamble. When we look back and analyse the game, we wonder if we’d had Lys on for another 10-15 minutes, it would have helped us.”
The magic of Mousset
There’s no doubt about it, Mousset has been a breath of fresh air since breaking into the team.
He offers United something completely different. Pace in behind, strength in possession, and lethal finishing. He scores all types of goals, too, as demonstrated last night.
He’s now tucked two away from inside the 18 yard box, one from the six yard area, and last night’s clinical finish from outside the box. This in itself shows the variety in Mousset’s game.
Having Lys Mousset fit this weekend for Wolves, then, will be a massive boost for the Blades.