Former Sheffield United striker and club legend, Brian Deane, has been waxing lyrical about Morgan Gibbs-White after his performance at Cardiff City yesterday.
Gibbs-White was in fine form and scored a fine goal himself before laying two assists on for Billy Sharp and David McGoldrick. It was the Wolves loanees fifth goal of the campaign, while he’s also added four assists as well. At the moment, it’s looking like a masterstroke signing by the Blades. January is just around the corner, and Sheffield United fans will be hoping Gibbs-White remains firmly in red and white.
And after watching Gibbs-White against Cardiff City yesterday, former striker Deane was under no illusions as to how good the Wolves youngster is.
“He’s got low centre of gravity, he can go both ways. He takes up great positions in terms of his body position. He’s never square on, so that means he can go forward or back if he needs. His movement is very fluid,” Dean said on SUTV Live.
“If you look at the goal McGoldrick scored, he’s driven with the ball 50-60 yards and played it at the precise time. That’s a guy playing freely and with confidence. He’s basically playing like he’s been told to go out there and (as you say) cause havoc.”
United are in action against QPR next time out in what will be a big test. The R’s are flying in the Championship and will come to Bramall Lane looking to upset the apple cart somewhat.
Our View: Could Gibbs-White be the best loan signing we’ve had?
He’s certainly on the right path, and we’ve had some good ones as well. Dean Henderson is the big one that springs to mind in recent seasons. But Gibbs-White seems to be on another level.
His style of play is exciting. Yes, he might lose the ball the odd time while he tries something. But for what he delivers, you take that in every game no problem.
If Morgan Gibbs-White carries on as he is, then the sky’s the limit. And if he does keep scoring and setting teammates up, then he might well prove to be United’s greatest ever loan signing.