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Chris Wilder discusses why Billy Sharp is treated differently
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Chris Wilder discusses why Billy Sharp is treated differently

Chris Wilder has been speaking about Billy Sharp once again ahead of the Blades’ clash with West Ham tomorrow. 

Chris Wilder has once again said he will do the best for Billy Sharp.  (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Sharp has been linked with a move away from Bramall Lane in January. Celtic and Nottingham Forest are both thought to have an interest in landing the Blades talisman if they can. Although it is believed Sharp rejected a move to both clubs last week.

However, Wilder has already admitted earlier in the window he didn’t want to see Sharp leave the club. That, then, seemingly drew a line under the matter.

But murmurings about Sharp’s future have been continuing this week and Wilder has admitted that he will afford his captain more leeway than the rest of his squad when it comes to his future.


“There’s a part for him to play. But if he comes knocking on my door and says he needs to get some regular football, I’ll take that,” Wilder said (Sky Sports).

“He’s possibly the only player at the club where I will adhere to his wishes. And I think that’s only right given his contribution to the football club”.

Sharp has scored over 35 goals in the last two seasons for United. Prior to that, he fired in 30 as the Blades romped to the League One title in the 2016/17 season.

A nice touch from Chris Wilder

The Blades boss knows full well how good Billy Sharp has been for the club. That’s why he won’t want to see the skipper unhappy or left in limbo.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 10: Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in front of the Sheffield United fans during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Sheffield United at Vitality Stadium on August 10, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Horton – CameraSport via Getty Images)

It appears, as expected, Wilder and Sharp have a very open and honest relationship. That sort of partnership has been key throughout the success of the last few years, so nothing will change on that front.

While Wilder is looking for new signings, it would still be a surprise to see Sharp leave. The striker is loving life at Bramall Lane it seems despite a lack of minutes.

Furthermore, he has come off the bench quite a lot recently. That in itself suggests what Wilder thinks of Sharp.

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