Wes Foderingham took part in a quick-fire question round with SUTV yesterday and made a number of tongue-in-cheek calls about his fellow squad mates. One of which was to suggest that Oli Burke and Lys Mousset are the two players who get fined the most.
Foderingham was asked a number of questions ranging from quickest player, slowest, and most talented. Interestingly, he picked out young forward Iliman Ndiaye as the best footballer at the entire club. That pick was a slight surprise, just given the amount of more experienced talent at Bramall Lane.
But one answer which won’t surprise anyone is the admission about Mousset and Burke.
“Burkey, without question….ooo, no, no, Burkey or Moose,” Foderingham answered before sharing a laugh with the presenter about not being asked why.
But while things like this are a bit of fun, the fact that two players who come under scrutiny from the fanbase for effort levels is a worrying sign for the pair.
Burke And Mousset Examples Of Talent Without Effort
Without wanting to really slate two Sheffield United players, nobody will be surprised to hear Foderingham name the pair here. As we all know, fines are commonly given in football for being late or non-footballing matters. It often points to a lack of discipline from a player.
But this isn’t just a one off. We previously covered comments from Oli McBurnie, when he termed Mousset as the worst trainer in the squad. And given Foderingham’s comments and Mousset’s lack of involvement again this season, it seems not a lot has changed.
With Burke, it’s just pure frustration to witness. Foderingham did admit Burke is by far the quickest player. But that pace hasn’t translated to anything on the pitch. He has just two goals as a Sheffield United player.
Ultimately, there is a reason it hasn’t worked out for Burke at RB Leipzig, West Brom, Celtic, and now Sheffield United.
Sometimes, there are rare occasions in football where a player can stroll through a week and then produce on matchday. Take Paul McGrath and Ledley King, for example. Both often too injured to train, but both first-class on a weekend.
Sadly, Mousset and Burke are nowhere near that level. And unfortunately for them, we probably won’t be the last club to have similar thoughts or issues.