Sky Sports pundit, Gary Neville, has backed Sheffield United to maintain their current run of form in the Premier League.
The Blades are currently in seventh in the Premier League. A win tomorrow at Brighton can put them within a point of fourth place.
Chris Wilder has managed to ensure his team have carried on their superb Championship form this season. Barring a few tweaks to the system, Wilder has also done it using the same system and core group of players. It’s a way of playing which has, at times, earned plenty of plaudits.
And former Man United and England man, Gary Neville, has said that he doesn’t see the Blades slipping up any time soon.
“It’s incredible. A great story”, Neville said on his latest Sky Sports podcast.
“Some clubs come up and you just feel they are doing it right. They’ve believed in the players who’ve got them here and it’s working”.
Those players Neville talks about have been the big reason behind the Blades’ success. In most games this season, Wilder has selected ten out of the eleven from last season. Lys Mousset has, for the most part, been the exception to the rule.
But rather than just being a hard-working outfit, Neville insists the Blades are far more than that.
“They are a great watch. The organisation and the defensive quality as well as the goal threat. I was at Bramall Lane for the Man United game and for 70 minutes, they were so dominant,” he added.
“They won’t get carried away. I hope it continues and they don’t blow up. But I don’t think they will. Their football’s too good and they’ve got so much confidence”.
A pundit worth listening too
There are loads of pundits in the game at the moment. Some see the game for what it is, while others seem to fabricate opinions based far from the truth.
Indeed, Garth Crooks has fallen into that latter category this term. On more than one occasion, Crooks has riled the Blades support with his seemingly lazy and false opinions on the Blades.
However, Gary Neville is widely respected as one of the better pundits around. He usually offers in-depth analysis and you get the impression he watches enough football to formulate a good opinion.
If Gary Neville says the Blades are good enough, then in terms of pundits, that will do for most Sheffield United supporters.