It was another huge three points for Sheffield United at the weekend as they edged past Cardiff City at Bramall Lane, thanks to Iliman Ndiaye’s goal.
Ndiaye headed in a pinpoint cross from Morgan Gibbs-White in front of the Kop to give United the boost they needed to put their stamp on sixth spot. Of course, there are twists and turns to come and the Blades face two huge fixtures before all is said and done.
Key to United doing well in the next two games will be midfielder, Sander Berge. The Norwegian was unlucky not to score at the weekend as he produced a fine display. And watching on for SUTV, former striker Carl Asaba picked Berge out as one of United’s standout players.
“I thought he looked really good today, Sander Berge. He was driving down both wings, he was going through he was causing problems. He was very unfortunate not to score on three occasions. The last one at the end you were just waiting for it to nestle,” Asaba said on SUTV.
Berge has been one of the key players for the Blades this term. He’s been deployed in a more advanced role under Paul Heckingbottom and as Asaba says, could have scored against Cardiff.
Our View: Sander Berge Is Key For Sheffield United Play-Off Push
There is no doubt that we’ve seen glimpses of the real Sander Berge this season. He might have signed as a defensive midfielder but in the Championship, he is much better in the final third.
If United are to take results against QPR and Fulham, and then into the play-offs, then Berge is going to be key.
His drive from midfield, strength, and ability to work openings in the box makes him a nightmare to defend against. Of course, we’d like to see a few more goals. But they could come, and could come at a crucial time in the season.
United fans will hope promotion can be sealed so we can see more of Berge. If we don’t go up, you get the feeling that Berge will be sold.