Neil Warnock has said he doesn’t see any reason why Sheffield United won’t maintain their Premier League status this season.
The ex-Blades boss was in charge the last time the club was in the Premier League. Warnock saw the Blades relegated that season in cruel circumstances on the final day of the season.
However, speaking to Talksport yesterday, Warnock admitted his admiration for United manager Chris Wilder and insisted he sees no issues with the club stopping up this time.
“They only need seven or eight points to be safe,” Warnock said.
“They will stay up there, that’s the thing. Everybody thought it’s that bit of luck you get (but it isn’t). I’m interested to see how they’ll get find out. The way they play, other teams don’t have a system to stop it really.”
Warnock did, however, have a word of warning about ‘second season syndrome’ for the club. But once again, insisted that it shouldn’t be something Wilder or the fans should worry about.
“The second year is always the most difficult, but I don’t think you should worry about that too much if you’re Chris,” Warnock added.
“You’ve just got to enjoy the moment. The fans, the same. Home and away they know they’re going to give them a good game and it’s great for the club and the city.”
Staying up still the priority
Most Sheffield United fans won’t want to admit it but the possibility of the Blades going down now is a slim one.
As Warnock said, they only need three or four wins to be safe. Most clubs look to the magic 40 points mark. That mark looks like it’s going to be the one to hit again this season.
Of course, Blades fans are used to disappointments in the history of the club. But under Chris Wilder, things are different.
It would, therefore, be hugely surprising to see Wilder let standards slip and see the Blades anywhere near the bottom three come May.