Sheffield United defender George Baldock has thrown his weight and backing behind manager Chris Wilder following the loss against West Ham.
Sebastien Haller’s goal was the difference at Bramall Lane as the Hammers avenged last season’s 1-0 loss to United.
Baldock, who had a fine chance to open the scoring early on and was one of the better performers in red and white, was put up for press following the game.
And the wing-back believed United did enough to take something from the game and dismissed any talk of downing tools for Chris Wilder.
“We know we’re a dangerous team. A few of their lads were ecstatic to get the win knowing how tough a game it was,” Baldock said.
“100% the belief is there with this manager. What he’s achieved is outstanding and what he’s achieved isn’t by luck. He’s the perfect man to have in charge and I’m sure the boys will once again be running through brick walls for him come Monday morning”.
The Blades’ winless run is the most wretched run of Wilder’s managerial career so far. Just a single point from a possible 27 is a bad return and something the United boss – and Baldock – will want to put right.
Nice words from Baldock, the players must deliver now
If any Sheffield United manager deserves the chance to put things right then it’s Chris Wilder. And on a similar note, he deserves the backing of his players to try and do so.
Most of these Blades players wouldn’t be anywhere near the level they are now without Wilder’s backing and influence.
Baldock, then, is right to come out and back the United gaffer and it does hint that the group is still firmly behind the boss.
But results must come, and that rests with everyone at the club. Next week at West Brom is going to be huge and is simply a must-win for United.