Chris Wilder disagreed with Marcelo Bielsa after Leeds loss, insists Blades deserved win
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Chris Wilder disagreed with Marcelo Bielsa after Leeds loss, insists Blades deserved win

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder admitted he completely disagreed with Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa, following yesterday’s 1-0 defeat to the Whites.

The Blades boss was speaking openly and candidly as usual following the game. And after highlighting how he believed there was a foul on Sander Berge in the build-up to the goal, he insisted Bielsa was wrong in his post-match comments.

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The Leeds boss claimed that the Whites were good value for the win, saying the second half performance from his team was worthy of the three points.

However, Wilder disagreed, and insisted it was his Sheffield United side who were on the front foot.


“I disagree with Marcelo’s assessement, to be honest”, Wilder said to BT Sport.

“I thought we cut them open, time and again. They had a few pot shots from long distance and produced a bit of quality to win the game but, overall, I thought it was us who deserved something from the game”. 

Despite those comments, the Blades boss did concede that it was down to his players to put the ball in the back of the net and admitted that in both boxes, United need to improve at the moment.

Is Wilder right…I’m not so sure here

The Blades boss is right to point out that we created a few chances. We did, and we should have scored easily from at least one of them.

But to say we outright deserved to win is perhaps harsh on Leeds, as is the comment about long distance shots.

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Leeds pressured us for a lot of the game and delivered countless dangerous balls into the box. They did take some hits from distance but they nearly all made Aaron Ramsdale work hard.

A draw was probably a fair result yesterday. It wasn’t to be, though, and Wilder is right, we have to be better in both boxes.

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