We’ve not heard from Danny Mills for some time when it comes to Sheffield United but, alas, here he is halfway through the season.

Mills isn’t most Blades fans’ favourite pundit in the world. Last season he was quick to jump on the bandwagon on insisting we’d go down with a whimper. While his obvious Leeds connections do him no favours with United supporters.

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And as United battled hard at Manchester City yesterday, succumbing to a narrow 1-0 loss, Mills was back with his controversial comments.

This time, comparing City’s performance to that similar to when someone better than you beats you at a video game.

They’ve offered nothing really going forward. It reminds me about playing my kids (at FIFA) on the Xbox and they are Man City and they are toying with me, they’re just passing it around and I can’t get near them,” Mills told Talksport.

“Every now and again I get into their half and I don’t know what to do when I get there.”

Sure, United only had the one shot on target. But even Pep Guardiola admitted it had been a tough afternoon for his players.

Danny Mills entitled to his opinion, but does he say things to wind people up on purpose?

That’s the impression you sometimes get with Mills and some clubs. Almost like he’s having a tongue-in-cheek little dig in the hope of getting a rise.

Well, he’s got one from us here. To state that it was like a game of FIFA and insinuate City had the game their own way entirely is massively disrespectful to the Blades.


We had a game plan and we stuck to it. Further, we were also unlucky not to score when John Fleck fired just wide, while Jayden Bogle also had a good half-chance. Yes, Aaron Ramsdale made a few saves, but City never really ripped us apart as they have done so many others.

It also spoke volumes about the way the game finished in that Pep Guardiola brought Rodri on to help see the game out.

Of course, Mills is entitled to his opinion and yes, City did have the ball for much of the game. But Chris Wilder’s men were right in this one, meaning Mills’ comments are a bit wide of the mark here.

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