Jamie Carragher says that Sheffield United look like one of the “top teams” in the Premier League.
The Blades are currently sixth in the table after 13 games following their 3-3 draw with Manchester United. Having taken a 2-0 lead at Bramall Lane, it seemed liked the Red Devils would leave with all three points after coming back to lead 3-2.
Yet substitute Oli McBurnie came off the bench to score a 90th minute equaliser and earn a well deserved point for his team.
The result leaves the South Yorkshire side ahead of their opponents, as well as Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. They have also beaten the Gunners and drawn at Spurs and Chelsea this season.
The Blades are unbeaten in their last six league matches. Despite conceding three at the weekend, only leaders Liverpool and second-placed Leicester City have better defensive records this term.
Meanwhile, only eight newly promoted teams in Premier League history have acquired more points after 13 fixtures.
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This impressive form, coupled with a likeable manager in Chris Wilder and a side playing good football, has earned the club a lot of good will.
And Carragher is clearly a big fan of Wilder and his players.
“It’s something different that Chris Wilder has brought to the Premier League,” the Sky Sports pundit said on Monday Night Football.
“They haven’t just been a breath of fresh air. If you look at Sheffield United you’d think they’re one of the top teams in the Premier League.”
Next up for the Blades is a trip to fifth-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday. Like Wilder’s men, they took the top flight by storm in 2018/19 after promotion and finished seventh and qualified for the Europa League.
Wolves are a slightly different case due to their significant financial backing. Yet their achievements are definitely something to try and emulate.