Former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has become the latest top name to have his say on Sheffield United.
The Blades had been written off by pundits before the season started. The likes of Danny Mills calling United a ‘direct team’ who could struggle. Similar comments were heard on Talksport, with Adrian Durham calling Billy Sharp a ‘League One striker’.
However, following their excellent start to the season, it seems United are winning people round.
And former Premier League manager Harry Redknapp is one of those firmly in the camp of Chris Wilder’s men.
Speaking to journalism student, Adam Dickinson, Redknapp was full of praise for United;
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“I think they’ve got every chance. They’ve got a fantastic manager, he’s got a group of players who look like they give everything every week, he knows what he’s doing – I think he’s brilliant Chris Wilder,” Redknapp said when quizzed about United’s chances of survival.
Redknapp is well positioned to give his thoughts on the Premier League. He led Spurs to the Champions League and also brought the FA Cup to Portsmouth.
He never got the England job and is often seen as someone who the powers that be overlooked.
But Redknapp knows a good team when he sees one and is sure that Wilder will keep United safe.
“I don’t see any way they’ll go down, I’ll be very surprised if they went down this year. I think they’re building a team that will establish themselves under Chris in the next few years in the Premier League,” he added.
Respect for Redknapp
It really is about time people started respecting United. The pre-season comments were bad but half understandable given some people hadn’t seen the Blades play.
Redknapp, though, is a man who knows his stuff. He’s managed at the top level for a long time. He knows what makes a good team and was renowned for his man-management skills.
If Sheffield United are good enough for Harry Redknapp, then that will do for a lot of Blades fans.