Sheffield United should have some good news when it comes to David McGoldrick, ahead of their clash with Manchester City.
The striker, who is still yet to score this season, missed out at Arsenal at the weekend. That meant starts for both Lys Mousset and Oli McBurnie at the Emirates Stadium.
McGoldrick has been in and out of the team of late but has remained a key player for Chris Wilder. Despite not scoring, he’s seen by many as one of the key links within the Blades XI between attack and midfield.
And speaking following yesterday’s draw with the Gunners, Wilder confirmed he’s hoping to have McGoldrick back for Tuesday night.
“David McGoldrick got a foot injury in the week. But, we’re hoping he’ll be ok for Tuesday. It’s nothing too serious and won’t be anything long-term”, Wilder said. (Sheffield United Twitter).
The point yesterday moved the Blades down one place into seventh. Wolves leapfrogged them into sixth after completing a remarkable comeback win over Southampton.
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The home game with Man City is going to be one of the hardest games of the season. City have world-class players throughout the squad and anything other than a loss will be a bonus.
Having McGoldrick fit, then, is a boost for the Blades. He helps out his midfield that bit more than some of the other attacker’s thanks to his work-rate and he might well get the nod against Pep’s men.
City will be well up for getting back to winning ways, too. They chucked away three points against Crystal Palace at the weekend and Guardiola won’t want it to be two bad results on the bounce.
However, United will take solace from Crystal Palace’s display. Wilf Zaha caused all sorts of problems running at the back four so Lys Mousset might well fancy himself to make an impact.