Millwall manager, Gary Rowett, was disappointed to see his Millwall side lose out to Sheffield United in the FA Cup yesterday.

The Lions put up a fight for the most part but were undone by two moments of quality. First, Mo Besic curled a wonderful strike in with his left foot. Oliver Norwood then sealed the win for the Blades with an equally impressive long-range effort.

Gary Rowett felt his Millwall side were outworked by Sheffield United at times. (Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

But despite admitting there wasn’t much in the game, Rowett was keen to point out why he believes Sheffield United are a Premier League side and his team are not.

“There wasn’t much in it. I think Sheffield United just edged it and ran with a bit more aggression and intensity,” Rowett said. (Millwall official site)

“I think it was a good lesson for us to learn from. They are a Premier League side and the reason they are a Premier League side is every one of their players does that”.

Millwall probably should have been ahead in the first half but a missed one on one opportunity cost them dearly.

Billy Sharp went close for United before Besic found room to curl home his first Blades goal in front of the away end.

A good days work for United

Rowett is spot on with assessment of the game and he clearly was impressed by what Sheffield United did.

He didn’t point out anything amazing that the Blades did. More so, he just pointed out some of the basics. Chris Wilder did a similar thing when United lost at Liverpool a few weeks back.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 25: Millwall manager Gary Rowett throws the ball back during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Millwall and Sheffield United at The Den on January 25, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

From a Blades perspective, it was ideal. A number of changes didn’t disrupt play too much and some of the fringe players put in fine displays.

While some will see a cup run as a distraction, winning is a good habit and one Chris Wilder likes to instil in his teams.

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