Things have finally started to click for Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie, with his goal at Hull City being his third in consecutive matches.
Since breaking a more than 40 game goalless streak with a fine finish at Luton Town, McBurnie has been like a striker reborn. His two goals since have come in tandem with some fine performances to boot, with the big striker leading the line with work rate, touch, and all-round confidence on the ball proving vital.
Of course, it shouldn’t be a big surprise to United fans to see Oli Mac performing like this. Blades supporters got glimpses of this McBurnie in the Premier League, while he was just getting going last season too before an injury cruelly ruled him out of the run-in.
But if you go back even further to when United fans might have first got a proper look at McBurnie in a 2-1 Swansea win at Bramall Lane, then we are starting to see Graham Potter’s comments from that day come to fruition.
McBurnie Justifying Potter Praise Four Years On
Sure, there’s been plenty of positive comments come McBurnie’s way since that day at The Lane. But Potter’s specific comments that day will really resonate with United fans right now.
He was outstanding, his work for the team was incredible. He covered such a lot of ground, he set up a lot of the transitions… and I thought he was amazing,” Potter said at the time (BBC).
Sound familiar? Well, it should.
Oli McBurnie has been simply brilliant of late and Mark Duffy was even quick to point out this weekend over on SUTV how we are seeing the McBurnie of Swansea right now.
And given that was the season he rattled in more than 20 Championship goals, that McBurnie will do just nicely for Sheffield United and Paul Heckingbottom right now.