A memorable night at Bramall Lane saw Sheffield United hammer Middlesbrough and Michael Brown believes the rest of the Championship won’t want anything to do with the Blades at the moment.
Goals from Billy Sharp, Sander Berge, Jack Robinson and the brilliant Morgan Gibbs-White ensured Chris Wilder’s return to the Lane was a nightmare one. Middlesbrough had no answer to the Blades’ brilliance and on another night, might have lost by even more.
With Wilder’s return the talk of the town beforehand, there was little sign of any nerves or taking the eye off the ball from Heckingbottom’s side. Right from the get-go, the Blades hassled and harried the Middlesbrough and were duly rewarded with their goals.
And according to former midfielder, Michael Brown, there won’t be a team in the Championship who fancies coming up against Sheffield United as things stand.
“Do you think that’s a statement though? Everybody looking in the next few weeks about who’s coming, who’s going to be in the top six. So you now think coming here, nobody wants to come,” Brown told SUTV.
“Around the league now, at the top of that Championship, I think they see Sheffield United coming and they realise there’s some good players and some good performances. And I think that’s a great sign.”
The Blades take on Coventry this Saturday looking to keep up their fine form before Barnsley come to Bramall Lane prior to the international break.
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It really does boggle the mind how Slavisa Jokanovic couldn’t get a tune out of this squad at this level. Paul Heckingbottom and his team are showing how it’s done and last night was a statement.
Michael Brown make a good point here as well. Nobody will want to play us. We are beating teams in and around us and while the loss at Millwall was a blip, this is a team oozing in confidence.
The rest of the Championship will be sitting up and taking notice. And come May, there might well be a fear factor among those other teams when it comes to Sheffield United.