Former Sheffield United manager, Neil Warnock, has said that the Blades can challenge for Europe following a successful January window.
The Blades brought in three high-profile signings to bolster the squad at the end of the window. Panos Retsos, Richairo Zivkovic, and Sander Berge all arrived at Bramall Lane to improve Chris Wilder’s options. Jack Robinson and Jack Rodwell also arrived earlier in the month.
Callum Robinson left the club on loan, as did Ravel Morrison, while Jake Wright saw his time with the club come to a mutual end.
And following a successful window, former boss Warnock believes United can now snatch a European place.
“For a club like Sheffield United, Prince Abdullah has been a blessing in disguise“, Warnock said. (Sky Sports)
“Chris will be really chuffed with his business. I think they’ll get into Europe, I really do. Nobody knows how to play against them!”.
Warnock was the last manager to lead the Blades to the Premier League before Wilder. That season, he saw his team narrowly relegated amid the scandal surrounding West Ham and Carlos Tevez.
However, he didn’t spend nowhere near the sums Wilder has been afforded. The Blades boss has broken the transfer record at the club five times now since the summer.
A worthy prediction from Warnock
While there might have been a slight dig from Warnock in there somewhere at the backing he got himself from previous owner, Kevin McCabe, there’s not a lot wrong with what he is saying.
The Blades are right on track to challenge for the top six. All three of their new signings have tremendous pedigree. Berge, in particular, is a player who many believe will go right to the very top.
A win at Crystal Palace today can put United back into fifth if results go their way. Chris Wilder, of course, will continue to focus on the task at hand and simply winning the next game.
However, it can’t be denied that with 24 games played, the Blades are right in the mix for a crack at the European places.